Another win for Video Games
In a clear win for the videogame community and state of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that video games are protected as free speech under the First Amendment.
In the case of the absolutely wickedly named Video Software Dealers Association v. Schwarzenegger, the judges ruled that the state of California could not enforce the 2005 California law regulating the sale or rental of computer and video games.
They agreed with the 13 other trial decisions where videogames are seen to be speech, and protected under law like books, film and music. They also found, like the other 13 court cases, there is not enough evidence to suggest videogames cause psychological or neurological harm to minors.
When contacted for a response, Governator Schwarzenegger simply said “I’ll be back”.