If you were thinking that yesterday’s lifetime disbarment would end Jack Thompson’s crusade against violent video games, you may want to think again.
Don’t get me wrong. The stripping of Thompson’s law license will certainly have an impact on his activism. For example, will Fox News want a disbarred attorney as their resident game-bashing expert? Not likely, not even for Fox.
While his TV appearances may be scaled back, Thompson will still be a player, as I told VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi yesterday:
I don’t expect that we have seen the last of Thompson, not by a long shot… After all, most of his culture crusade takes place outside the courtroom. And he’s still able to file lawsuits, just as any private citizen can. Moreover, he understands the mechanics of how to file suits. The difference is that the word “disbarred” will invariably be attached to his name from this point forward.