On March 7th, 2010 Ernie Giblert from Games Thirst (www.gamesthirst.com) reported on a law entitled Law for the Prohibition of Violent Video Games and Toys that was passed in Venezuela that forbids the manufacture, import, distribution, purchase, sale, rental and use of violent toys and video games". This law officially went into effect on this past Wednesday. Ernie provided a list of the important aspects of the law.
1. Violent video games: Video games or programs that can be use on personal computers, arcade systems, video game consoles, portable devices or mobile telephones, or any other electronic or telephonic device, that contain information or images that promote or incite violence and the use of weapons.
2. Violent toys: Objects or instruments that in form mimic any kind of weapon used by the National Bolivarian Armed Forces, weapons of war used by any other nation, citizen or state security forces, as well as those that, though not promoting war, establish the kind of game that stimulates aggressiveness or violence.
Article 13. Those who in any way promote the purchase or use of violent toys or video games as defined by this law will be punished with a fine of between 2,000 and 4,000 tax units.
Article 14. Those who import, manufacture, sell, rent, or distribute violent toys or video games will be punished with 3 to 5 years in prison.
For the full article- please see www.gamesthirst.com/2010/03/07/dont-play-violent-games-in-venezuela/