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Counter-Strike: Forbidden!

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I´ve read a news in a journal that my father bought, that the games Counter-Strike and EverQuest had their selling forbidden in Brazil. It is forbidden also that LAN Houses use that games. I´ve searched for this notice in the net, and I´ve found a good source that will explain this news in details.( My english "stinks", everybody know this.... ) The informations below are from the following links:
http://electromate.blogspot.com/2008/01/brazilian-judge-prohibits-counter.html and http://kotaku.com/346800/brazilian-government-bans-counter+strike-everquest-fun, respectively. You don´t need to read the two sources, this is opitional. Just read one of them, and give your opinion.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 Brazilian judge prohibits Counter Strike and EverQuest A Federal Judge in Brazil prohibited the sale of the video games Counter Strike and EverQuest. The measure affects the whole country but started to be applied in the State of Goias, where the judge Carlos Alberto Simoes dictated the prohibition saying that the games “provoked permanent stimuli toward the subversion of the public order, [and they] were an attack against the democratic state and the law, and against public security." He went further by stating that the mentioned games were “injurious to the health of the consumers because [they] strengthen aggressive behavior”, which would be contrary to articles 6, I, 8, 10 and 39, IV of the Brazilian Consumer Protection Code. The fines for those not complying with the norm goes up to 5,000 Reais, which is a little less than u$s 2,800 or a little more than 1,400 British Pounds. The notification of enforcement by the Superintendence for the Protection of Consumer Rights of Goias, says that…OK, I will translate the whole thing from Portuguese (as close as possible)… In fulfillment of judicial decision pronounced by the Judge of the 17th Federal District of the Judiciary Section of the State of Minas Gerais, valid in all the national territory, on the proceedings of the Public Civil Action n° 2002.38.00.046529-6, the PROCON/GO [Superintendence for the Protection of Consumer Rights of Goias] is confiscating in the State of Goiás the virtual games for video-games and computers: "Counter-Strike" and "Everquest", which had been considered improper for consumption, as they are harmful to the health of the consumers, contrary to what is stipulated in articles 6, I, 8, 10 and 39, IV, all of the Protection and Defense of the Consumer Code. The game "Counter Strike" (hostages, bomb, escape, murder, weapons, techniques of war, terrorist tactics) reproduces a war between gangsters and the police, and it impresses for its realism. The game was created in the United States and adapted for Brazil. In the video-game, dealers of Rio de Janeiro kidnap and take to a favela three representatives of the United Nations. The police invade the place and are received by fire-arms shots. The player can choose the side of the crime: to become a gangster to defend the slum quarter under its domain. The more police that are killed, the more points are gained. The sound track is a forbidden funk [???]. Within this scale of violence, each player chooses its weapons: pistols, assault rifles and grenades. In the opinion of specialists, the game teaches techniques of war, taking into account that the player must have knowledge on hiding tactics, as it was a terrorist. The game "Everquest" leads the player to a total distortion of his values and to “heavy” psychological conflicts; because the tasks that he receives, can be good or bad. The bad ones can be lies, bribes and even murders, which many times after been carried out, the player is left to know (or not) that it was only a test to enter into a clan (group). Violent games or those that have a violent tone are capable to form aggressive individuals, resulting evident that they have a strong power of influence on the minds, reinforcing aggressive attitudes in certain individuals and social groups. Any consumer from Goias that comes across the distribution and/or commercialization of the virtual games "Counter-Strike" and "Everquest" must contact PROCON/GO, via telephone 151 or by email: consulta@procon.go.gov.br, aiming at the confiscation of these products. Wow, terrorist tactics!...is the Department of Homeland Security taking notes?...then they will prohibit Super Mario because it can cause children to interfere with the water supply...

Only in Brazil - Brazilian Government Bans Counter-Strike, EverQuest, Fun The South American nation famous for its ability to create great soccer players, attractive swimsuit models and land that used to be rainforests has brought the banhammer down upon two of the world's most popular online games. Both Counter-Strike and EverQuest, each now nine-years old, were said to promote "the subversion of public order, were an attack against the democratic state and the law and against public security" by the judge enacting the ban. According to the AFP report on the matter, the prohibition on selling CS and EQ was actually passed in October of 2007, but was only recently enforced by PROCON, the national consumer protection agency. Good work, Brazil. Glad all of your problems are sorted out now that the video game police are tackling the tough issues! Members of the Kotaku Brazilian Connection wrote in to let us know about the ban. Their letters are after the jump and provide some insight into the local video game market. From Pinguin: Since 01/17, Counter Strike and Everquest are banned in Brazil. The decision came from a federal judge, based in the Consumer Rights, saying that it puts in danger the life of buyers. You can see the full decision in this site. (in Brazilian portuguese) The counter strike was banned because, in experts opinion, teachs war strategies. Everquest was banned because of their quests. The Brazilian judge, claims that, some quests ask for the user do good things and bad things, leading the user to pscicological problems. In Brazil, those games were rated to 18+, by the Justice. In the past, before those rates exist, games like Carmagedon, Grand Theft Auto and Postal were banned too. But, we still can play Postal 2, Manhunt (the complete version) and all the other games. Everquest isn't even [sold] in Brazil! From Romulo: Since 17/01/2008 the games "Counter-Strike" and "EverQuest" are been confiscated in the Brazilian state of Goiás by the PROCON, an organism created to defend consumer rights. The decision is extended trough all brazilian territory, the games were considered "[improper] for consume" and "nocive to the consumer health" offending some articles of the brazilian "consumer defense and protection code", a law that is usually used to protection the consumer against big companies. Here in Brazil a single judge can make a decision that is valid in the whole country, this is the case, but other states are not confiscating the game as they think there may be something wrong with such a decision. The judge also classify CounterStrike and Everquest as being "nefast". Acording to procon and the judge, Counter-Strike is described as "a game where drug deales kidnapp and take to a slum three UN representatives. Police invades the place and is received with bullets", the text also affirms, without showing names ou researches, that "in the vision of specialists that game teaches war techniches". That´s not Counter-Strike´s but user generated content, CS_rio is a very popular map and played a lot in Brazil. The reason to justify the ban, "violent games ou that bring violece are capable of forming aggressive individuals, it´s evident his strong power of influence, reforcing aggressive atittude on some individuals and social groups.", they go even farther when justifying EverQuest ban, [EverQuest] "takes the player to total nonsense and heavy psicologycal conflicts, because the quests he receives may be good or evil." EA Brazil released a note claiming the content cited is not from Counter Strike but user generated, and say it´s waiting for a judicial notification to take legal action. From Hank: This is kotaku user HANK-SP, from Brazil, reporting that the Brazilian state of Goias has banned the games Counter-Strike and the RPG EverQuest. The decision, taken by a court in Goias, is extented to all Brazil. The Federal Police IS already taking away copies from these games, altough EverQuest is not officially released in Brazil. PROCON, Brazilian governmental foundation for consumer defense, argued, on its website, that Counter-Strike is a game where "Rio de Janeiro drug dealers kidnapp and take to a slum three UN representants. The police invades the place and is welcomed with bullets." (...) In the vision of experts the game "teaches war techniques". As for EverQuest, Procon states that it "takes the gamer to complete moral conflict and 'heavy' psychological conflicts; for the tasks that are given to them could be bad or good. (...) Violent videogames that use violence are capable of forming agressive individuals, making it evident that is strong its influence on psyquism, reinforcing aggressive attitude against certain individuals and social groups". The web site also states that anyone who sees these games being sold, that they should contact Procon for the arrest of the games. All this information has come from UOL, Brazil's biggest web portal, owned by Brazil's biggest newspaper "Folha de Sao Paulo". http://jogos.uol.com.br/pc/ultnot/2008/01/18/ult182u7954.jhtm In another news, UOL reports that EA has already answered that Counter-Strike doesn't have any Rio de Janeiro, any slums, any funk soundtrack, neither UN comissioners. http://jogos.uol.com.br/pc/ultnot/2008/01/18/ult182u7956.jhtm Thanks for taking the time to write in, guys. Keep us informed of any developments, if you have the time.
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    Wtf ?! that sucks a lot !!
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    LOL!XD they're banning the games! omg thats hilarious.
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    Posted by Vi3t23 Lol! =D
    Nice shot, sir! XD
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    Posted by Doodles LOL!XD they're banning the games! omg thats hilarious.
    Yeah, If found this ridicle, either.
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    Why thank you sir! xD So how would you be able to play Cs now?
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    Posted by Vi3t23 Why thank you sir! xD So how would you be able to play Cs now?
    it's easy he just needs to boot up the computer and play.
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    Wow, i didn't know that, can you show me how =D
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    Posted by Vi3t23 Wow, i didn't know that, can you show me how =D
    Sure I bought CS:S BEFORE this stupidness happen... :)
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    WTF !? I can't believe that ...
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    There are laws on how long the internet is used for in places like Australia.
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    That's gay. Well, at least you have it!
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    Posted by Rockerdudeman There are laws on how long the internet is used for in places like Australia.
    really? cause I live in Australia and the internet is always on
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    LOL. Good thing I live somewhere very unknown. EDIT: I've been playing violent games in my life ever since I was 5 and even till now I still don't feel like harming my Physics teacher. EDIT:
    weapons, techniques of war, terrorist tactics
    What? Counter-Strike teaches that? WOW
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    Posted by HitmanHybrid1 That's gay. Well, at least you have it!
    Yeah, but for those who still didn´t bought....
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    Lol. There's a reason why they're called games and that they're rated "M for Mature". Stupid people or young peoples PROHBIITETEDEDD!!!?!!!ONE!
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    Everquest.. banned? How sad. :(
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    Posted by NightStalker Everquest.. banned? How sad. :(
    And this game wasn´t released to Brazil yet !!!
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    How couldn't it have been? That game is 9 years old.
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    Brazil is a bit slow, you know?^^
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    Sucks to be Brazil.
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    Wait, wait, wait, so it's illegal to sell it, but legal to play it?
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    Lame, im glad to live in the US...
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    R3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: http://electromate.blogspot.com/2008/01/brazilian-judge-prohibits-counter.html ·•●RoulettE™●•·: holy shit. now there gona stop smuggling marijuana int the country and there gona start smuggling computergames in r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: "Yo nigga, front me that CSS dude, I pay you back soon as I get the money" r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: xD ·•●RoulettE™●•·: WHAT THE FUCK MAN?! I TOLD YOU TO HAVE THE MONEY BY TODAY BITCH!! COUNTERSTRIKE AINT CHEAP!! YOU THINK THIS SHIT IS GROWN ON BUSHES?!! r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: "Im sorry homes, I got a lot going on at the moment; I just lost my job, my GF was cheatin on me, I lost my house; All Im asking for is a little CSS dude, that's all" ·•●RoulettE™●•·: you want source?! you cant handle the source!! ·•●RoulettE™●•·: HAHA r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: XD r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: "I can handle man, trust me, trust me..." r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: handle it** r3dNECK | «ĠuïĿΣ»: "Just, do this for me; this will repay back the time you made me stay at your house because you was afraid of teh dark" ·•●RoulettE™●•·: ahaha
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    Posted by VVeltmeister Wait, wait, wait, so it's illegal to sell it, but legal to play it?
    Yeah. Strange, but I think they are thinking in do this..... But EA will appeal.
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    That's too bad that they've... gone so far like this in your country. :/ and :(
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    I think it's stupid. People are banning video games before ever playing them. You cannot teach techniques of war by playing a game in an imaginary place using a mouse and keyboard. It's just stupid.
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    If they can only get scientific proof to back this up. I play it for fun, and it doesn't promote me to go and terrorize and shit.
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    *picks up an M4 and heads to judges house* Terrorism much lol? That's stupid... it's a friggin game, you don't like it , too bad! All he did was increase the popularity of it so lol, now people will smuggle in CS like drugs xD
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    Lol that sux man. Oh well, you can still play it!! ahahaha and its funny he's talking about a mod, that someone in brazil has made, not the actual CS game! and i lol at the fact that everquest isn't even sold in brazil
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