Video Game Law Blog

August 25, 2006

District Judge James Brady has issued a parish-limited preliminary injunction against the State of Louisiana's Violent Game Law. Judge Brady found that "social science evidence demonstrating that violent video games are harmful" to be "tenuous and speculative" and stated that without the injunction "the statute will have a chilling effect on both video game developers and retailers."
 The Entertainment Merchants Association is reported to have said about the injunction

"We are gratified that Judge Brady has granted a preliminary injunction effective in the East Baton Rouge Parish to protect retailers from this blatantly unconstitutional law ["?] We are optimistic that District Attorneys throughout the state will follow the constitutional guidance in Judge Brady's decision and abstain from attempting to enforce this law pending further action in this case."?

coverage at (Gamasutra)