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BC passes video game legislation, industry ESRB ratings likely to be adopted

News | 04/19/2001 4:00 am EDT

British Columbia’s plan to introduce a ratings system for video games won’t necessarily result in more red tape or higher costs for game makers and retailers, suggests a key BC official with the attorney general’s office. Barry Salmon, planning and priorities manager with the ministry’s public safety branch, says he understands the software industry’s outcry over new legislation that will restrict retail access to video games, but he offers hope that adoption of an international ratings system would alleviate many of those concerns.

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