Video Game Law Blog

March 29, 2005

New York Senator Hillary Clinton has added her voice to those who oppose violent video games, and has specifically mentioned the Grand Theft Auto series as a major threat to morality. Clinton has joined with some Republican senators to put pressure on Congress to investigate (to the tune of $90 million) the effects of games and other electronic media on children.

Senator Clinton is reportedly seeking the Democratic presidential nomination for 2008, and has taken some right-wing positions on domestic issues in recent months in an attempt to woo traditionally Republican voters. Her position on video games is most likely a political manoeuvre, but having such a well-known, prominent Democrat come out swinging against video games may have a greater impact than similar moves by more right-wing politicians.  In any event, it keeps the spotlight on violent video games.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/fevodasabrygu

Senator Clinton's press release at http://shorl.com/hebonajipeduasabrygu Senator Clinton's press release at http://shorl.com/hebonajipedu