Oklahoma game law struck down

By Justin Mann on September 18, 2007, 7:29 PM
Usually news revolving around games and law is bad for the gamers. Today there is some great news, however, as a Judge in Oklahoma has struck down a controversial law that would have prohibited minors from buying or playing certain games. The Judge decided that the law was unconstitutional as well as unacceptably vague in its terminology.

We can hope that this law will not resurface and shall stay dead. At least for gamers in the U.S., the last thing we need is more debacles over what stores will carry what games due to fear of persecution or prosecution.

There is still a case to be made for violent titles being purchasable by minors, but the approach that many legislators and lawyers have taken to combating it (such as Jack Thompson) is overkill and harms the industry as a whole.

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