Germany has ludicrously draconian laws regarding the sale of violent video games. Australia doesn’t quite, but a glitch in the law system prevents games with adult-themed videogame content from being sold, effectively banning them. Looks like we may be adding Brazil to the list of countries to not be a gamer in, as Senator Valdir Raupp has penned legislation that would make it illegal to produce, import or distribute â€œoffensiveâ€ videogames there.
Raupp aims to â€œcurb the manufacture, distribution, importation, distribution, trading and custody, storage, the video games that affect the customs, traditions of the people, their worship, creeds, religions and symbols.â€
Reiterating his point, he continued , â€œTherefore, we seek to protect the principle of equality – for many the greatest of constitutional principles – with the characterization of such discriminatory conduct as a crime by making provision in the law.â€
The penalty for such a heinous crime? One to three years in the slammer.
Brazil has banned games before; Postal, GTA and Carmageddon have all gotten the governmental â€œNo thank you.â€ With Brazil being such a hotbed of Piracy though, I’m not sure that this sort of legislation will matter much if it does get passed.
Source : VG247
Last Updated: December 7, 2009