Computer Games in Focus of Modern Russian and American Legislation

  • Olga Kononova
  • Aleksa Grant
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 745)


The article examines the legal issues of dissemination and use of children computer games. Computer games industry affects the interests of many stakeholders. There are various factors that determine the need for introduction of state regulation of legislative measures in this area. The article compares the laws of Russia and America in the field of children computer games provided the protection and rights of children. The research showed the existence of common characters, tendencies and issues in this field, in spite of differences between two countries legislation. The study established legal uncertainty of the ‘computer game’ concept; revealed the scientific community opinion contradiction about the nature of computer games and their valid influence on behavior, health and mentality of children and teenagers; identified the instability of society interest in the legislative initiatives connected with computer games.


Computer games Scientific review Content analysis Scientific journals Query Law Legislation Legislation initiatives 



The reported study was funded by RFBR according to the research project “Scientific methods in research of computer game experience” № 16-06-00368 a, 2016–2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), the Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.VersanyNew YorkUSA

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