Tags: Computerspiele, Freiheit, Fremdbestimmung, Games, Jugendmedienschutz, Killerspiele, Kunst
Members of the Supreme Court talked free speech this week when they debated a California law that would ban the sale of violent videogames to minors. The justices made some bloody good points — both for and against the law — that could hint at their final decision, which is expected before June.
“You are asking us to create a whole new prohibition which the American people never ratified when they ratified the First Amendment,” Scalia said. “What’s next after violence? Drinking? Smoking? Movies that show smoking can’t be shown to children?”
Here at Wired.com, we don’t understand what the fuss is all about. In order for a game to be regulated, the law would require it to have no redeeming social, political or cultural value. We did some brainstorming and found that even the most violent videogames are simply bursting with redeeming values, so none of them can be banned. Here’s the proof.