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February 22, 2005 by

When games get gory

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

December 10, 2002 by

Honduras votes to ban violent video games

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.

October 31, 1999 by

Excite@Home users face a video collar

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.

December 22, 1997 by

Banned music video finds Web home

The band Prodigy may have been kicked off of television, but the group's controversial music video still has a home on the Internet.Music site JamTV, which broadcasts videos and concerts over the Web, is continuing to Webcast the Prodigy video of the band's song "Smack My Bitch Up," which has been criticized for its portrayal of women being beaten and drug use.

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