Monday, July 31, 2006

Minnesota Law to Impose Fines for Renting "Adult" Games to Minors Struck Down

Apparently, this is just the latest in a series of similar incidents around the country.

When I first heard about the law, I thought that it made sense. After all, I though that there were similar laws fining movie theaters if they let minors in to see R rated movies. It turns out I was wrong. The MPAA ratings are, and have always been, voluntarily enforced by movie chains, and are not legally instated.

Having learned this, I changed my tune and opposed the legislation.

Just FYI.


Original source here.

1 comment:

Coldfoot said...

Movie ratings are voluntary with the understanding that if the movie companies don't enforce them Congress will make laws to accomplish the same goal.

Such a law may be struck down, but the movie companies aren't willing to risk it.

I have a feeling we have not seen the end of the video game debate.