30 Apr

Despite a veto threat from the office of the President, the United States House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Privacy Act (or CISPA) by a vote of 248-168 this past Thursday. 206 Republicans lead the vote, with 42 Democrats joining in approval. The bill seeks to allow federal agencies that protect classified […]

22 Mar

So soon after Rep. Fourkiller’s (unsuccessful) call for a video game surtax in Oklahoma, video games once again find themselves in the legislative spotlight, this time in the U.S. House of Representatives. House Resolution 4204 (or the Violence in Video Game Labeling Act), a joint venture between Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) and Joe Baca (D-California), […]

29 Feb

The House of Representatives in Oklahoma struck down Bill H2696, the proposed video game surtax we reported on earlier this month. The bill would have levied a 1% tax on all video games rated T and M purchased within the State, using the funds gained (approximated at $2 million) for programs working against childhood obesity […]