Iran's culture minister has compared the country's internet filtering system with the nation's ban on fax machines and video tapes in the 1980s.
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Republican Sam Brownback makes another attempt at new regulations for the video game industry and its rating outfits.
Do violent video games make kids mean? Some lawmakers think so, and they're stepping up efforts to ban sales to juveniles. Images: Hot-button games
A federal appeals court panel strikes down a ban on selling or renting violent video games to kids, giving the software the same free-speech protection as that for works of art.
According to an Associated Press report, the Honduran Congress has voted unanimously to pass legislation that will ban the sale and distribution of "violent" games if the law is signed by the president. The games specifically mentioned in the law are Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Turok, House of the Dead, Duke Nukem, Shadowman, Quake, Killer Instinct, Doom, Legacy of Kain, Street Fighter, and Perfect Dark.
When new subscribers to the Excite@Home (Nasdaq:ATHM) cable modem service sign their contract, no one tells them where the land mines are buried. Those land mines come in the form of a mandated ban on providing access to any streaming video longer than 10 minutes in length and the right of any cable operator to independently ban any kind of content from being accessed by their particular cable modem subscribers.
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