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Top News of 2011: Supreme Court protects games

Top News of 2011: Supreme Court protects games

If we measure the events of this year in pure potential fallout, the case of Schwarzenegger vs. EMA was by far the biggest. Borne from a California law drafted by Senator Leeland Yee, the case granted the state the power to levy large fines for failing to put special warning labels on games. More so, it would have made selling objectionable video games to minors a criminal offense. Games would be singled out in this regard; retailers of movies, books, and music are discouraged from selling mature content to minors, but it’s not against the law. In effect, games would be considered a greater threat than any other media type.

Read more: The Supreme Court rules in favor of games »

"Breyer and Thomas. Breyer and Thomas dissented on entirely different rationales. "
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