Readers can now listen to the arguments in the case. It’s quite entertaining and runs for about 45 minutes
A few highlights:
California Deputy Attorney General Zachery Morazzini: Minors can’t be trusted to make important decisions impacting on their physical and psychological well being.
Judge Consuelo Callahan: Aren’t you asking this court to go where no court has gone before?
Judge Alex Kozinski: Is there anything out of limits for the Legislature to prohibit to minors? What about games where people eat unhealthy foods and get fat?… Why not a law targeting "games that teach children bad living habits, such as eating unhealthy food or using plastic bags?
Judge Sidney Thomas: If ‘The Iliad’ were turned into a video game, it would fall within your definition of violent.
Video Game Industry Attorney Paul Smith: This smacks of thought control. Do we really want the government deciding we can’t have access to something the state of California disapproves of because it gets the user excited? That’s scary.
Download the audio file here.
UPDATE: Added a new link. If you were having difficulties with the download, try it now…