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Honduras votes to ban violent video games

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.

December 10, 2002 by in Legal

Digital music to be a $8.2 bln market by 2010

Digital music to be a $8.2 bln market by 2010

With estimates that sales of digital music (online music plus mobile music and ring tones) within Western Europe and North America accounted for 13.9% of total consumer spending on music in 2005, Strategy Analytics projects that by 2010 more than $8.

January 31, 2006 by in Legal

Librarians battle Net porn access

Librarians battle Net porn access

Following up on complaints by several Minneapolis librarians, a federal agency has issued a preliminary finding that library visitors may create a hostile environment for employees by downloading porn.

May 29, 2001 by in Legal

15-year-old cited in Net fraud

15-year-old cited in Net fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled civil fraud charges against a 15-year-old boy who the SEC said forced up prices of thinly traded stocks by posting messages on Yahoo! Inc.

September 19, 2000 by in Legal

Surveys: Napster solid-gold winner in legal battle

Surveys: Napster solid-gold winner in legal battle

Two new surveys about the online music downloading phenomenon show that the big winner is Napster, and the big loser is the music industry. With Napster founder Shawn Fanning on the cover of yet another magazine — this week it was Time — a report by AdRelevance shows that the media bonanza is translating into cash for the embattled company.

September 28, 2000 by in Legal