Who would have thought Arnold Schwarzenegger would be the biggest advocate for video game regulation? The debate continues over free speech versus violence within video games in the Supreme Court.
Apparently, this is nothing new for Schwarzenegger, California Governor, who has been pushing for stronger regulation in the video game industry since 2005, when he signed a law for the ban of sales of violent video games to minors. However, the law did not uphold in court because the judge claimed there was no factual evidence that supported there was a connection between video game violence and psychological effects in minors.
The Supreme Court is hearing the court based on the high court’s recent vote to implement a law banning any game with animal cruelty. Both cases are similar circumstances that pertain to the necessity for a clearer definition of violence within the First Amendment.