|QUOTE (Xcommunicated @ Friday, Apr 13 2012, 16:16)|
|Oh, but it is.|
sorry but it's not.
the US Supreme Court is not the authority on the entire world and it's history.
|Fine, let's say the idea of having to take a sh*t enters my mind, then I eventually turn that into a physical form in a public restroom. I leave my pile of sh*t sitting in the toilet to share with others.|
you and I both know that that's a very stupid example and a poor attempt at a Straw Man rebuke.
what you just said does nothing to counter my original point.
|My whole point is simply that by video games being protected under the first amendment, developers have a right to artistic expression.|
and I agree.
but my point is that video games were always art.
they didn't explicitly need 1st amendment protections in the US in order to gain that distinction.
|It'd be hard to recognize a medium as an art form if it's being censored or denied public access|
this is not true.
many artists from many disciplines (painters, musicians, authors, etc) have had their work censored at various times in various places throughout history.
this never stopped it from being recognized as art both before and after the fact.
just because the state attempts to censor something doesn't mean it suddenly cannot be art.