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I know, it seems like the various State Attorneys General coming to an “in-principle” agreement in favour of an R18+ rating for games would be a good thing for… well, actually for getting the rating passed.

However, it actually isn’t and it could delay this repair to the classifications system indefinitely. If the “in-principle” agreement hadn’t been announced, we’d likely have had an R18+ classification in the works by next week. As it is, it is actually looking increasingly doubtful that it will turn up any time soon.

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Jun 28 2011

California State Senator Leland Yee has just spent somewhere in the ballpark of a million Californian taxpayer dollars to have his bill on violent video games struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. Again.

Yee says he’s going to do it again. In fact, that would make the third time he’s heaped all of that money into a pile and metaphorically set fire to it.

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What’s baffling me just at the moment is government ministers who seem to have no idea how the laws that they’re tinkering with work, let alone interact with each-other.

Apparently both Julia Gillard (Australia’s current and 27th prime-minister) and Senator Stephen Conroy (current Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) are ignorant of how Australia’s classifications and ratings systems actually work, and how the legislation actually applies.

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