US Supreme Court rules that games are protected speech

27 June 2011

The US Supreme Court today ruled 7-2 that video games qualify for the same First Amendment protection as books, plays and movies. This is a significant ruling for our industry as it confirms the creative storytelling nature of our medium. It also supports the Amicus brief we filed with the AIAS supporting the EMA in this case. This case will likely have far reaching impact on the US Game Industry and the IGDA will be looking at this in more depth in the coming days. In the meantime join us in celebrating the strong support of our creative expression this ruling provides.

– The IGDA Board of Directors