IDSA To Challenge Washington State Law

In a report from Reuters today, The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) stated that it would challenge the bill signed yesterday by Washington State Gov. Gary Locke, in court.

The bill makes it illegal to sell or rent video games to minors (under the age of 17) that depict violence against police officers. The IDSA says that the bill violates the right to free speech and would go to court to put an injunction on the enforcement of the bill. Here is a quote from the report:

"If the goal is to keep games out of the hands of kids for whom they are not appropriate ... then the answer is to focus on parental education and awareness of the (ratings system), not to try to turn retailers into parents," IDSA President Doug Lowenstein said in a statement.

News source: GameSpyDaily

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