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GDC: Legislation and Games

Posted Mar 27, 2006 by Dana Massey

GDC: Legislation and Games

Should politicians be involved in video games? The industry certainly doesn't seem to think go. Leland Yee, a member of the California State Assembly showed up to debate a bill with IGDA President Jason Della Rocca and Dr. James Paul Gee.

The panel itself was comprised of people to whom this issue is near and dear. The role of the game developer was filled by IGDA Executive Director, Jason Della Rocca. The role of the academic was filled by Dr. James Paul Gee, a child psychologist and educator, and the role of the politician was filled by Leland Yee, The member of the California State Assembly who introduced the bill in question. The entire event was moderated by Brenda Brathwaite.

You can read the report here.

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