California Appeals Video Game Law Ruling
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that he had appealed a court decision that struck down the controversial violent video game law in his state. The appeal was filed in federal court for the Northern District of California. The law would have prevented the sale or rental of "ultra-violent" video games to anyone under 18, and would have required clear labeling of such games.
The legislation was passed in October 2005, but was blocked by the courts in December of that year. In August, a judge made the ban permanent. "We protect our children from buying inappropriate movies and ought to be able to protect them from buying inappropriate video games as well," Schwarzenegger argued. "The law I signed ensures that parents have the chance to determine which video games are appropriate for their children."