Stephen Riden is featured in a June 28, 2011, Boston Globe story about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. EMA striking down California’s law banning violent video games.  The article is by the Globe’s technology correspondent, Hiawatha Bray.

The article focuses on the impact of the Court’s June 27, 2011, ruling on local game developers

“I have heard a sigh of relief,’’ said attorney Stephen Riden, a partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP in Boston who works with video game companies. Had the California law been upheld, Riden said, game companies would have had to adopt a different strategy for selling their products in the nation’s most populous state. Other states might have passed similar laws, leading to a patchwork of inconsistent and costly regulations.

“It would have changed the way that any local developer would distribute its games,’’ Riden said. “Now it’s not a problem.’’

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