Video Game Law Blog

December 23, 2005

The US District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of California's new video game law. The Court stated that video games are protected by the First Amendment's freedom of speech principles, and that the law would likely be ruled unconstitutional.

This is the third video game law in two months to receive such treatment by courts Michigan's video game law was ruled unconstitutional in November, and the same thing happened to an Illinois law a few weeks ago.

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