July 25, 2005: Violent Video Games Bill Goes into Law

The sale of Video Games began to really heat up in 2005 as Illinois Governer┬áRod Blagojevich signs a bill into law restricting the sale of violent video games to minors. You could be fined up to $1,000 for selling games with adult ratings. Immediately, video game groups sued, claiming the law is a restriction on free speech.The law would be deemed unconstitutional and repealed by US District Judge Matthew Kennelly. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for┬áJuly 25 Ericsson purchases Nortel‘s CDMA and LTE assets Sinclair Radionics is founded Duck Dodgers and the 24 1/2 Century is first...

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