Swiss pass violent videogame ban

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:34 GMT


Switzerland’s National Council has passed a resolution proposed by the Social Democrat party calling for a complete ban of violent and adult-themed videogames.

This will start the process of designing the actual law surrounding the measure, which passed with a 19-12 vote.

Here is a snippet from the proposal:

The Federal Council is asked to submit to Parliament a statutory basis, which allows the manufacture, touting, importation, sale and distribution of game programs, to prohibit, in which cruel acts of violence against humans and humanlike creatures for the game success.

Another measure, proposed from the Christian Democratic Party and National Councillor Norbert Hochreutener, was passed making it illegal to sell PEGI 16 or 18-rated games to minors. It garnered 27 votes.

Maybe Switzerland is too close to Germany.

Via GamePolitics.

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