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LGJ: Revenge of the Regulators

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: There's an old saying by Benjamin Franklin: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." By that definition,...

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Annual ESA report boasts perfect 43-0 record against gaming regulation

Here's a lesson that governmental bodies across the nation just can't seem to learn -- if you try to regulate the sale of video games for any reason, you're stepping to the ESA. When you step to the ESA, you're gonna get burned. We've seen examples of the ESA's domination over would-be gaming...

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LGJ: Jack Thompson's Utah 'game bill'

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Right on cue, after this week's previous LGJ, Jack Thompson's Utah bill finally made its public appearance. Surprisingly, the bill amounts to only 4 lines of text that...

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LGJ: More game laws?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: It's early 2009, we've just elected a new President, and there are quite literally a mountain of problems to be addressed on Capitol Hill. Our economy has been in...

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Microsoft: Byron regulations may make games more expensive in UK

We sense a pattern developing. Neil Thompson, Microsoft's UK regional director for Entertainment and Devices Devision, is "concerned" that the implementation of the Byron Review recommendations may increase the cost of games for consumers in the UK. This comes days after EA's Keith Ramsdale said...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: Video game laws (abort/retry/fail)

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: This week has seen a striking revival of 'video game legislation' stories, from Massachusetts to Minnesota to England. Given the sudden resurgence of the issue, it seemed like...

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ESRB does its job, industry discovers regulations

In early July 3D Realms received a violation notice from the ESRB, which has now precipitated one of the more public industry outcries against the ESRB. Scott Miller of 3D Realms spoke out against the industry regulator to The Hollywood Reporter after his company received "Internet Warning Notice"...

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