Because Too Many People Think It's A Good Idea, Australia Holding Off On Approving Adult Video Game Rating
from the logic-please? dept
However, Slashdot alerts us to the news that the process is being held up, because politicians are concerned that so many people wrote in to support the proposal. Yes, you read that correctly. Because so many people supported the proposal, the government wants to go out and get "more views from the community" from people who don't like the idea.
Now, I recognize the concern that the consultation process was potentially overrun by "interest groups" (i.e., people who play games), but this is one of those situations where those would really be the people who are impacted most by this ruling -- and the fact that they turned out by the tens of thousands, while those on the flip side couldn't muster up anywhere near the same level of support, suggests that for those this rule would actually impact, the majority would like to knock down that censorship wall.