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Submission + - Jail time for playing 1st person shooters?

pclminion writes: According to Gamespot, the German government is considering a new law which would make it a crime to commit "cruel violence on humans or human-looking characters." Conceivably, this could mean that gibbing your Quake 3 opponent (who happens to be using a human-like character) could become an actual crime. But the law seems more general than that — is a mannequin a "human-looking character," for example? Could chopping a mannequin apart for disposal now make one a criminal? Odd stuff.

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