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Hansard (Lords) 9th Feb 1998 - violent video games

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Text of the Lords debates concerning laws, ten years ago, relating to video games, and if they should be classified in the same way as films. Also explores the oft mentioned connections between violent films/games/acts copied in real-life, in a legal sense; the text also explicitly refers to the British Board of Film Classification ( This text also makes reference to the murder of James Bulger in 1993, which at the time was frequently linked by the tabloid press to the viewing of violent videos.