Greece Warned (Again) Over Gaming Mess
from the slow-to-realize dept
The Greek government certainly seems a little slow to get it. First, they banned video games. Even though everyone told them it was ridiculous to do so, police still went ahead and arrested internet cafe owners for having people playing chess on their computers (the horror!). The Greek courts smartly tossed out the cases and declared the law ridiculous (not in those terms, but close enough), but the Greek government doesn’t seem to care. The EU told Greece that this law was dreadful and they need to change, and the Greek government shrugged. So, now, in true Monty Python fashion, the European Commission has warned the Greek government again. Considering the fact that nothing happened last time, it’s unclear what good this will do. Even someone in the article points out that it’s unlikely the Commission will do any more than continually sending out angry statements against the law.