Friday, September 13, 2002

game law ruled overbroad and unconstitutional

I feel a little guilty when I spend too much time sitting at the computer playing solitaire or other games. Between July 30th, and yesterday, I could have gone to prison or have been faced with a hefty fine if I was playing one of those games in Greece. A law there, meant to stop illegal gambling, was declared unconstitutional because it included playing electronic games that didn't involve gambling. An article from last week went into more detail about the types of games in question. The ruling applied to two cases involving three defendants, and didn't have the effect of overtuning the law. Hopefully, the law will be. Otherwise, the following exchange might actually take place: "What'd they lock you up for?" "Ummm, solitaire."

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