Banning GTA: The Push to Regulate Violence in Video Games

April 01, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

A member of the Illinois state legislature recently proposed a ban on Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar's popular video game series where players are tasked with missions, many of which involve committing explicit, unlawful actions. Proponents of the ban suggest that removing games like GTA will help curb a variety of crimes among the general population. Opponents cite free speech considerations and a dubious link between virtual and nonvirtual unlawful activity. Join the Interactive Entertainment Law Society (IELS) as we thoroughly explore the legal and practical basis for such a ban. Please RSVP via to receive the zoom room link and reach out to Jerome Grant with any questions at