Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Proposed Law Will Allow Confiscation of Unrated Games

A law proposed by NY State Republican Rep. Brian Kolb, contains not only the boilerplate no sale of violent games to minors, but an additional capability that the Courts would be able to confiscate unrated games or games without a label prominently displayed.

More doomed VG Regulation

I'm not sure this legislation will have any real impact, since there are not a large number of developers out there who do not already go through the ratings process, but it still seems like yet another measure that will make it very difficult for indie developers to distribute their product. Especially now that the Ratings process is going to become more comprehensive, will these costs be prohibitive?

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