US lawmaker petitions against Loot Boxes
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December 6th, 2017, 18:16
At this stage, it doesn't really seem to be a matter of legal shenanigans - it's more about the political debate around framing new law to deal with a new situation. I imagine it will thrashed out by various politicians - some driven by genuine ethical and practical concerns, and some slightly more motivated by industry lobbyists. Whether we get some sensible law at the end of it is anyone's guess.
What is encouraging, is that lootboxes are clearly becoming toxic from a PR perspective, as can be seen in Disney's displeasure. That may end up being more powerful than any legal solution.
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