German gov’t considers jail time for gamers
Proposed legislation targets pixelated mayhem and virtual violence; legislators consider acts of cruelty against “human-looking characters” as reason enough to fine, imprison.
Legislation currently being drafted would take these standards a step further. The bill, which was introduced last week by the states of Bavaria and Lower Saxony, proposes a new offence. Those found guilty of “cruel violence on humans or human-looking characters” could face fines, or jail time of up to 12 months–and those it applies to include developers, retailers, and consumers, reports UK newspaper The Guardian.
The proposed legislation comes on the heels of a shooting on November 20 where an 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage and wounded six people in his school before killing himself. Backers of the bill also point to the 2002 Erfurt massacre where another German student shot 13 people, according to the paper. Both incidents have been blamed in the media on violent games and much has been written about the two shooters’ fascination with games such as Half-Life: Counter-Strike. (restul articolului aici)
Astia nu sunt sanatosi la cap si prezinta sindromul societatii moderne : nu recunosc cauza reala a anumitor efecte, de aceea iau masuri doar pentru a preveni efectele. problema nu e un joc violent, problema e psihicul labil al copiilor din occident, care tot ce vad pe monitor vor sa faca in viata reala. in loc sa se ocupe mai atent de educatia lor, ei cenzureaza jocurile “violente”. doamne…