"Video Game Decency Act" Introduced to Congress

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Michigan Congressman Fred Upton (Republican) has introduced H.R. 6120, dubbed the "Video Game Decency Act" in conjunction with Bobby Rush (D-IL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), Joe Pitts (R-PA), John Shimkus (R-IL), Curt Weldon (R-PA), Albert Wynn (D-MD), Dave Camp (R-MI), Mike Pence (R-IN), Lee Terry (R-NE) and Frank Wolf (R-VA).

The bill "prohibits deceptive acts and practices in the content rating and labeling of video games and provides the Federal Trade Commission the authority it needs to pursue financial sanctions against those firms who try to deceive the ratings system." Upton's press office emphasizes that Upton believes the act to be constitutional, and was written in reaction to the "Hot Coffee" scandal in which an unlockable sex mini-game was found in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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