Monday, November 27, 2006

The Zombie Laws

Yet another
video game law has been struck down.

Censors will never stop wasting money with these frivolous attempts at criminalizing something better left to social regulation.

I especially liked this part:

"An integral part of the court's analysis was its concern that the statute would criminalize the sale of material 'without concern for the game considered in its entirety or for the game's social value for minors.' As a case in point, the court looked to the game God of War, which tracks the Homeric epic Odyssey in content and theme. Although that game shows exposed breasts, the court held that 'there is serious reason to believe that a statute sweeps too broadly when it prohibits a game that is essentially an interactive, digital version of the Odyssey.' "

Whoever issued that opinion gets it.

It being the notion that videogames are just as deserving of respect, and protection, as any other expressive medium. They looked at more than the surface content and went for a deeper analysis. This is laudable.

Here's an old post dealing with this topic.


I was away for a week in Albuquerque, seeing beautiful scenery and eating wonderful southwestern cuisine.

I had more written for this post, but the most recent Firefox sucks and crapped out on me, losing half my words to the abyss. Perhaps more on the trip later, with pictures.

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