The parents of three children gunned down in a US high school shooting have filed a #130 million law suit against Internet porn sites and games companies, claiming media violence was the cause.
The lawsuit has been filed against Nintendo of America, Sega of America, Sony Computer Entertainment and three Internet porn sites, as well as the makers and distributors of the Leonardo Di Caprio Movie ?The Basketball Diaries."
The parents claim the media drove 14 year old Michael Carneal, a self-confessed computer junkie, to open fire on his classmates at a high school in Kentucky in December 1997.
The suit claims the companies glorify violence and promote ?disregard for authority." It also claims that the companies ?should have known that copycat violence would be caused by their products."
Carneal, at the time of the shooting, was sentenced to life in prison.
To comment on this story, email [email protected]
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days
Success of Unity's test flight means Virgin Galactic is now close to taking its first paying tourist into space
V3 puts the pro-level football GPS tracker through its paces, and asks if it's more than a gimmick
Finding refutes many earlier studies that suggest that galaxies don't have much dark matter at the time of their birth