U.S. House calls for warning labels on video games

Just days after the Smithsonian opened an exhibit celebrating the art and cultural achievements of video games, a pair of U.S. representatives is renewing the effort to restrict them.

On Monday, Reps. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) introduced The Violence in Video Games Labeling Act (H.R. 4204), a bill that would force games ranging from “Grand Theft Auto” to “Tetris” to carry a warning label for parents.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

CEA speaks out against SOPA

The SOPA anti-piracy bill might be strongly backed by the Hollywood community, but the Consumer Electronics Association – the group behind the annual Consumer Electronics Show – wants no part of it.

In a statement to the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3261 – the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (or SOPA) – the organization voiced concerns about the bill, warning of collateral damage to innovation in the electronics field.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog