By Kathrine Fallow
Presented July 23, 2007
"Video games are under scrutiny around the country as some parents and special
interest groups raise concerns about the topics and themes contained in some
games. Some groups call for laws regulating access to games based on their
content; others advocate for an outright ban on violent games. Several states
have passed laws restricting minors' access to 'violent' video games, but every
such law has been invalidated by the courts under the First
These organizations and individuals are likely to turn their
attention to libraries as libraries begin to add games to their collections.
Join us for a presentation on applying intellectual freedom principles to games
and gaming activities, and a discussion about video games and the First
Amendment. We'll discuss recent court decisions addressing minors' access to
video games, the legal status of game ratings, and policy developments." More info....
Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (42MB, 46:15)
tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries