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The Supreme Court Weighs In On Violent Video Games

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The verdict is in video games favor 7-2, personally I think the big win is that video games were not gerrymandered or segregated into its own entity needing unique rules. Video games and other digital interactive entertainment bear the same rights and responsibilities as music, plays, movies, and books.

“Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world). That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.” – Justice Scalia

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