Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights, holds hearings today on “What’s in a Game? Regulation of Violent Video Games and the First Amendment”. Dmitri Williams speaks on his game violence research in the first panel, 2pm.
For those of you not from America, the "Senate" is an arena we have set aside to handle conflict using words rather than the usual knives, guns, and bombs. The same rules apply in the "House of Representatives" zone. The "Supreme Court" zone still sanctions knife and scalpel PvP, although the norm among players there is "legal but rare" and "don't ask, don't tell." In any case, the ruleset in these three zones creates a very different atmosphere than the rest of the US playspace, which is open PvP. Basically, a huge gankfest.