I saw this article on Polygon:
and here's a link to the press release that inspired the article:
The Operation Game Over initiative is a brainchild of a New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, that is targeting sex offenders by requesting companies to ban any account information tied to the email address of a registered sex offender. I find myself on the fence leaning towards this initiative being extremely abusive to those who have been labeled as sex offenders. Considering the average increase in age of those involved in online gaming, I speculate how much this will help prevent sexual abuse. Then coming from end of human rights post obtaining a level 1-3 sex offender status, it seems weird that people are being forbidden from a distraction that seems less harmful than a walk through a public park, or shopping at any physical store.
Without a doubt, the initiative is flawed, but I'm curious to see where people stand with this. What are some of the common restrictions for sex offenders, and how does this compare to it? Again, I find it strangely harsh and abusive, but I don't have kids and I've never been exposed to any sort of sexual abuse in my lifetime.
I accidentally excluded some key phrasing that was included with my letter to the AG. Separating sexual abusers and pedophiles from the sex offender pool, this is extremely unfair. Many laws are outdated in dealing with the various degrees of sex offense that's possible. My statements apply more to the pedophiles and abusers that exist in the online gaming pool.