The Verdict on Regulating Video Games and Violence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2012 — Are all government regulations of violent video games and programming for children obsolete? How can courts make sense of conflicting social science studies on media’s effect on kids? These and other questions regarding challenges to the First Amendment in light of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which held that video games are protected by the First Amendment, will be explored at the 17th Forum on Communications Law Annual CLE Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 11.
The American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Communications Law will host the plenary session that will explore the ramifications of the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association decision.
WHO: The American Bar Association Forum Committee on Communications Law
WHAT: Video Games, Violence, Social Science, and the First Amendment
- Steve Zansberg, Moderator, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, Denver
- Stephanie Abrutyn, HBO, New York
- Brad J. Bushman, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and VU University, Amsterdam
- Christopher Ferguson, PhD, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas
- Paul Smith, Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C.
- Time Winter, President, Parents Television Council, Los Angeles
WHEN: Feb. 11, 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: 17th Forum on Communications Law Annual CLE Conference
Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
Tuscany, Salons D & E, Lobby Level
Additional information as well as a link to the full programming agenda can be found here.
There is no charge for media to cover this session. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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