Videogames: Violence, the Law and California's Economy

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California's law to fine retailers of excessively violent video games was put on hold by a federal judge before rules or regulations had been established. The state's software entertainment makers, which comprise 41 percent of a $20 billion national industry, took it all the way to the US Supreme Court. This week, it ruled that the law infringed on the First Amendment, and that nobody really knows the impact of virtual violence.

Credits

Guests:
Dan Isett - Parents Television Council, Ben Kuchera - Ars Technica, Arnav Jhala - UC Santa Cruz

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton