Thompson doesn't actually threaten suit in response, but certainly is threatening. It's a good thing though, because for all you non-law kids out there, or people who didn't receive the same training by watching The People vs. Larry Flynt, while people are protected from libel and slander they are not protected from parody, which this clearly is.
For fun, here are some great Jack Thompson quotes:
I can tell you that some crimes would not occur but for the violent entertainment. For the families of the deceased, that is the only statistic that matters.
Armies have been known to go on rape rampages after battles because the violence stimulates sexual aggression. How lovely that GTA weds sex and violence in the same game.
The heads of six major health care organizations testified before Congress that there are "hundreds" of studies that prove the link. All the video game industry has are studies paid for by them, which are geared to find the opposite result. Lawyers call such experts "whores."
You just watch. There is going to be a Columbine-times-10 incident, and everyone will finally get it. Either that, or some video gamer is going to go Columbine at some video game exec's expense or at E3, and then the industry will begin to realize that there is no place to hide, that it has trained a nation of Manchurian Children.
Thanks EA for the links.
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