The Gamer Petition: Supporting First Amendment Rights for Video Games
Within the next year, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on a case that involves video games and First Amendment rights. If you are an American citizen, believe that video games should be covered under the First Amendment, and you would like to have your voice heard, please consider signing The Gamer Petition.
The petition provides a way for consumers to support First Amendment protections for games, just as music, movies other entertainment media are protected. When the Supreme Court hears the case, this petition will be amended to a formal amicus brief in support of gamers and gaming.
The Gamer Petition states:
We, the undersigned American video game consumers, purchase, rent and play video games the way we do other entertainment content such as movies and music. We respectfully request that you hold that video games are indeed free speech, protected under the First Amendment, like other entertainment media.
The Gamer Petition has been created by the Entertainment Consumers Association, a non-profit membership organization that represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts.
This petition is open to all United States citizens. If you support First Amendment rights for video games, please add your name to the cause.