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IEMA Reaction to CA Violent Video Game Law Injunction

"We are, of course, unsurprised by Judge Whyte's decision to enjoin the law and pleased that his decision came before the holidays were upon us. Our position has been, and shall remain, that Government should not be involving itself in the entertainment decisions that consumers make. Our members are already voluntarily committed to a self-regulatory process and games should be treated no differently than music or movies in how they are merchandised, sold and enjoyed. Judge Whyte's preliminary injunction reaffirms our long-held position that these laws are unconstitutional and unnecessary. It is unfortunate that politicians have chosen not to respect the will of the courts and of the people, and it is our continued hope that they will now, given the extraordinary amount of precedent, choose to instead work proactively with us."

- Hal Halpin, pres. IEMA

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