The Jack Thompson report

by Walter Olson on July 13, 2008

In a 169-page report (PDF at GamePolitics, courtesy Escapist), Judge Dava Tunis has explained her recommendation that anti-videogame crusader Jack Thompson, a regular on this site for many years, be permanently disbarred with no chance of reinstatement. Thompson’s personal abusiveness, Tunis found, is part of a “pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes.” (Escapist, Daily Business Review, Kotaku; related, GamePolitics (opposing lawyer found Thompson’s personal attacks the “emotional equivalent of stalking”)).

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1 GamePolitics 07.20.08 at 5:17 am

FYI, the PDF to the 169-page that you’ve linked and credited to The Escapist is actually that site’s link to GamePolitics’ hosting of the report. You can see that from the link itself.

I’m just sayin’ …

2 Walter Olson 07.20.08 at 6:54 am

Fixed now, thanks.

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