Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video Game Law

May 21, 2009 -

The Media Coalition, a free speech defense trade group has criticized California's Supreme Court appeal of a lower court decision striking down its violent video game law as unconstitutional.

Media Coalition Executive Director David Horowitz said in a statement:

We are very disappointed that the California Governor and Attorney General have decided to spend the state’s scarce resources to ask the Supreme Court to carve out a new exception to the First Amendment.

 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier declined the state’s invitation to create a new class of speech outside of the First Amendment. This is settled law. In recent years, in addition to California, similar laws in Indianapolis, Michigan, Illinois, St. Louis County, Minnesota, and Washington attempted to ban video games with certain violent content were uniformly found unconstitutional.

Media Coalition members include video game industry trade groups the Entertainment Software Association (game publishers) and Entertainment Merchants Association* (game retailers). It was these two entities which originally brought suit against the California law in 2005.

The Entertainment Consumers Association is also a Media Coalition member.

* Prior to its 2006 merger with the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association, the Entertainment Merchants Association was known as the Video Software Dealers Association, and the California case continues as VSDA v. Schwarzenegger.

FULL DISCLOSURE DEPT: The ECA is the parent company of GamePolitics.

Comments

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video

let me get this straight

he's not just spending money he cant afford to spend hes spending money he doesnt have? at all?
and this is draining money from schools and even more importantly hospitals?

does that mean what I think it means? some people cant afford some operations medications check up? etc etc

and does that mean what I think it means? that some people (children included) could potentially die because of this? due to lack of care or not spotting a condition soon enough etc etc?

think of the children indeed

wait did you say on fire? they cant even afford to fund fire stations adequately? what about the police anyone know? makes you wonder how many are suffering and dying due to this bull

someone needs to send him a list of names whats happend to them and how his actions are responsible

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video

I agree with you on some of that...Better yet, I'd wish Gov, Sharwtzenstupid was impeached for wasting money on what COULD have funded police, Doctors, Teachers and even community centers activites that would have kept children and young adults away from the problems of crime and such, And its even funny and hypocritical that Arnuld swhartzenstupid PERFORMED in violent movies and MAY'VE been possibly in the current terminator salvation film.

 

Yeah...At this time it's actually better to think of the children when you have problems like this...I guess that not only did arnold killed a tree...He's going to have blood on his hands cause of the rates of deaths from illness that could have been prevented or certain crimes that could be stopped.

Magic Taco

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video

"Scarce" resources?

I think the correct phrase is "FUCKING NON-EXISTANT" resources.

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video

Considering that at any given moment, some big part of the state is on fire, that's more true than many would care to admit.

------ Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent ...

I couldn't sleep last night; I've a toothache that's reaking hell in my jaw. I can't do much more than pain killers because MediCal doesn't cover dentistry anymore. Same goes for my 2-year-old daughter who will never see another check-up until I can fund it out of my own pocket. And this is just the tip of the iceburg. Education is getting slashed, teachers are getting cut, and budgets are shrinking. So when Schwartzeneggar says he cares about the children, don't you believe a word of it.

Re: Media Coalition Slams California Appeal of Violent Video

Clearly, all those politicians and the PTC should go and get a life for all I care.

They don't care about Videogames, they only care to look good.

 

And to be all honest, it is all but a complete joke.

 

All this chest thumping and staming going on by the Politicians like Yee and also the PTC serves nothing but to bully the Videogame Industry and retailers in Caliafornia who are honest good working citizins.

 

Even if the Surpreme court rules that the 2006 bill against Violent Videogames is unconstitutional, it will never stop those politicians and family groups from bullying other people.

 

That is really just pathetic. I honestly can't see any reason... also the ESRB has M17+ rating on their games, that should be enough warning for parents to make them decide for themselves.

 

To Yee and Arnald and the PTC, get a life you bastards.

 

 

TBoneTony
 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Poll: Is it censorship when a private retailer decides not to sell a particular video game?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Andrew EisenIt's a racing game. Despite what the ESRB says, there's no gore and it's hard to consider it violent. Yeah, there's supposed to be a driver in the vehicle and they do explode when they crash and there is a slight bloodstain when they do but come on.05/28/2015 - 3:30pm
Wonderkarpnever played it....atleast I dont think. May have rented it once from Blockbuster05/28/2015 - 3:27pm
Andrew EisenAnd I STILL say the ESRB misrated Forsaken 64. There is absolutely no reason that should be rated M.05/28/2015 - 3:23pm
Andrew EisenI just hope there a children and small animals in the game. Like dogs and cats. And elderly people on walkers and in wheelchairs.05/28/2015 - 3:20pm
Andrew EisenOh you meant "would have gotten an M rating 15 years ago" not "an M15 rating years ago." Oops!05/28/2015 - 3:19pm
Wonderkarpbut whatever. its a moot point. I'm curious if the game allows mods. I'd make the blood confetti with rainbows :P Turn the....is he really a protagonist?.... into Nathan Explosion cause seriously. Brendan Smalls gonna sue somebody05/28/2015 - 3:17pm
WonderkarpI know M is 17, but M can get sold in Walmart or Target, but they wont carry AO05/28/2015 - 3:14pm
Andrew EisenM is 17 but whatever. I'm wondering why Hatred still hasn't shown up in the ESRB's database.05/28/2015 - 3:13pm
Wonderkarpsomething like that, yeah. If like what Matthew said. "How did it get a AO rating to start with?" in comparison to games like Postal. If Postal gets an M and Hatred gets an AO, what other games could get AO that would have gotten an M 15 years ago?05/28/2015 - 3:11pm
Matthew Wilson@Wonderkarp the slippery slope is a fallacy. 2 Australian is bound by law, the esrb is not.05/28/2015 - 3:10pm
Andrew EisenKarp - I'm not following. Are you concerned that even more games are going to be rated AO or something?05/28/2015 - 3:08pm
WonderkarpI'm more worried that its a slippary slope to more Australian style ratings strictness.05/28/2015 - 3:06pm
Matthew Wilsontranslation the media overreacted to Hatred , and wrote a bunch of click bait article. I agree with the reviewer. how did it get a AO rating to start with?05/28/2015 - 3:00pm
Andrew EisenDestructoid has the first review of Hatred that I've seen. http://www.destructoid.com/review-hatred-292912.phtml05/28/2015 - 2:54pm
Wonderkarptransformers was so disapointing. I liked the first one because of the potential of the series, but then......ugh. shoot me now05/28/2015 - 1:52pm
james_fudgeGod I hate those Transformers movies so much.05/28/2015 - 1:43pm
Andrew EisenDefinitely a contender!05/28/2015 - 1:40pm
E. Zachary KnightTwilight? It made almost as much as the Transformers movies and is absolutely terrible.05/28/2015 - 1:36pm
Andrew EisenDevin Faraci over at Birth.Movies.Death calls the Transformers movies "the worst successful franchise in the history of motion pictures." I was like "oh, come on!" but I realized I couldn't think of a successful franchise that's worse. Can you?05/28/2015 - 1:26pm
Matthew Wilsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBWlnL6Tr6k part 2 of the witcher history05/28/2015 - 10:54am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician