- Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) President Hal Halpin
has extended an invitation to video gamers to sign the Gamer Petition
to preserve video gaming in America.
To quote: This winter, the game industry – developers, publishers, retailers, et al – will face the single biggest legal challenge that such entertainment, broadly, has ever been up against and in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
The State of California had appealed the U.S. Ninth Circuit decision to strike down the so-called CA "video game violence" law in Schwarzenegger v EMA, which every court had done in every such "violent video game" case. But this time was different; For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the case (via "accepting certiorari" aka "cert").
To be blunt, none of us expected it and we were all taken back by the decision. Just 1% of cases filed are granted cert – one percent!
At stake: gaming in America. Yes, you read that correctly.
California State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) is the former child psychologist who championed the "violent video game" bill from inception and is coordinating with California Attorney General,...