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Online kat

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BROWN v. ENTERTAINMENT MERCHANTS ASSN. Affirmed.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 11:49:38 PM »
Supreme Court ruled against California saying it was Unconstitutional
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Held:  The Act does not comport with the First Amendment . Pp. 2–18.

     (a) Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And “the basic principles of freedom of speech … do not vary” with a new and different communication medium.

It seems a peculiar verdict on the face of it because it allows adult 'games' to be sold to minors, but not adult 'movies', the distinguishing factor being the free expression of thoughts and ideas rather than just doing something for the sake of it (gratuitousness?).

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Re: nine states oppose california in supreme court
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 12:07:20 AM »
cool and interesting point, also kat did you have time to read through all 92 pages of that .pdf? i'm too busy but would like to hear more highlights if you ever have time.

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Re: nine states oppose california in supreme court
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 01:41:20 AM »
Same here and no not yet, I'll glace over the full doc when I get a chance.

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