December 21, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 21, 2005, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted a temporary injunction against a California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. Industry groups had filed suit in October 2005 challenging the law's constitutionality under the ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist D. Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent interest of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the impact of video games on international humanitarian law is a chance for cooperation and education with the video game ...[read more]
July 10, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert O'Neil of the University of Virginia School of Law says that video games, an area of expression that was once thought to not qualify for constitutional protection, are now rightfully and unanimously accepted as warranting First Amendment protection... Now that the ...[read more]
June 29, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of Syracuse University says that the Supreme Court's recent ruling on violent video games, in conjunction with prior First Amendment jurisprudence, maintains necessary constitutional safeguards for speakers and listeners... The beeps and blips of today's ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
David Hudson: The US Supreme Court's violent video games decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association continued the Court's trend of limiting legislative attempts to create new categories of unprotected speech. It rejected the concept of violence as obscenity, refusing to expand that ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-2 in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association that a California ban on the sale of violent video games to minors violates the First Amendment. California Civil Code sections 1746-1746.5 sought to prohibit the sale of violent video games to minors where a ...[read more]
February 20, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On February 20, 2009, a three judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld a district court ruling that a California law banning sales of video games to minors was unconstitutional because it violated First Amendment free speech rights. The court ruled that the ...[read more]
November 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 28, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a 2005 ruling finding the Safe Games Illinois Act unconstitutional. The act restricted the sale of violent video games to minors. The appeals court agreed that the labeling requirements and restrictions on the sale of ...[read more]
April 26, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in two cases. In Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, the court will decide whether the First Amendment permits any limits on offensive content in violent video games sold to minors, and whether a state regulation for displaying ...[read more]
October 30, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The Venezuelan National Assembly on Thursday gave final approval to a bill banning violent toys and video games. Those who violate the law could face fines and prison terms of three to five years, as well as the confiscation of merchandise. The law stipulates that Venezuelan government will use ...[read more]

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