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One unique trait of MMO’s (massive multiplayer online) is that the games carry no classification (15+, 18+ etc), because it’s impossible to rate online interactions. Now the Attorney-Generals office is New South Wales have pointed out that the NSW Classification Enforcement Act prohibits publishers and retailers from selling unclassified games, thereby making most game stores in the state an instant criminal.
The Intereractive Entertainment Association of Australia, however, believes that games with no single player portion should be exempt from carrying a rating.
The NSW police, no doubt keen not to waste recourses on enforcing the law, are encouraging members of the community to contact local police if they see retailers selling these MMO’s.
So, virtually every game store across Australia is now effectively breaking the law.
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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Hahaha. And they call Australia a Democracy?
You guys have freedom over there?
WTF is going on there?