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A typical video game involves a significant amount of physical activity. ... And pushing buttons that achieve an interactive, virtual form of target practice, while containing an expressive component, is not just like watching a typical movie.

Justice Stephen Breyer, dissenting in a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared videogames, like movies, music and books, are protected under the First Amendment right to free speech.1

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  1. Supreme Court Decision: The Dissenters' Side (Gamasutra)

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Sblogs / 2011 / June / 27

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  1. I was going to post this, now I don't have to! This is exactly what I was referring to about other countries, the US specifically.

    This is a good thing though, since from what I've read if the decision went the other way it'd have wide-reaching implications that sounded very nasty.

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