Ban for Manhunt 2 Impossible in Holland under Current Law
The Dutch don’t know the meaning of censorship, apparently. What can’t you do there?
There’s a general knowledge that in the Netherlands, they’re pretty relaxed about everything. And when it comes down to banning a violent video game, laws constructed so it can’t even happen.
“Unlike in Britain or Germany, there is no authoritative ratings board or law in the Netherlands banning games purely for violent content,” Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin, wrote in a statement. “The current law is based on the principle that every adult is considered capable of deciding for himself which games he wants to play, unless it contains illegal material.”
Illegal material would be something along the lines of racist propaganda or pedophilic content.
The only type of law which would apply to sales of Manhunt 2 would be one which bars the sale of violent video games to individuals under the age of 16. Other than that, it appears that adults are considered capable of deciding for themselves in that country, especially adults with children under the age of 16.
Why do I live in America, again?