Games Decency Act resurfaces in US

Game Politics reports that Fred Upton introduced the Video Game Decency Act of 2007 into the House Of Representatives last week, where it was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

The bill is noticeably similar to the Video Game Decency Act of 2006, which failed to get passed through congress last year, in that it seeks to penalise companies that try to acuire an unduly low age rating for their games.

According to the new bill: “It shall be unlawful for any person to ship or otherwise distribute in interstate commerce any video game that contains a rating label containing an age-based content rating for that video game where the person, with the intent of obtaining a less restrictive age-based content rating, failed to disclose content of the video game that was required to be disclosed to the independent ratings organization that assigned such age-based content rating, and which resulted in the video game receiving a less-restrictive age-based content rating than it otherwise would have resulted.


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