Video Game Law Blog

October 27, 2006

For weeks now, the attempt made by Jack Thompson to block the sale of the controversial 'Bully"? video game in Florida has been a hotbed of discussion and debate amongst video-gamers and lawyers alike. Jack Thompson, a Florida-based lawyer, named Wal-Mart, Gamestop and Take-Two Interactive as defendants in a suit in which he sought to have a Florida court issue an injunction estopping the release on October 17th, 2006 of the Bully video game. The judge refused to block the sale of the game, but it hasn't stopped there Thompson now faces contempt of court charges filed by Blank Rome, the Philadelphia law firm representing Take-Two Interactive. 

His reaction? 'You want to play hardball"?? You want to try to throw me in jail? You have no idea what you are unleashing in doing this. You're at the brink"?"?

There is sure to be more to come"?

Coverage at 

http://www.shorl.com/jabribrilidrapy (Gamespot)

http://www.shorl.com/bapifrastitymi (Kotaku)

http://www.shorl.com/fajafupytreno (1up)