Could executves of Take-Two and Rockstar Games be prosecuted for an alleged copycat killing in Thailand?
Following local police assertions that the murder of a Bangkok cab driver was prompted by the killer’s play of Grand Theft Auto, a Thai government official has called for prosecution of game publishers for instances of copycat violence.
AsiaOne Digtal quotes Somchai Jaroen-amnuaysuk of the Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups Office:
When a player copycats a crime he or she sees in the game, the game maker should be prosecuted. Prosecutions will automatically force game makers to act more responsibly.