Spanish game programmer acquitted

By EDRi · October 5, 2005

Only twenty minutes were needed in the Spanish court of Seville in order to acquit the Spanish game programmer who was facing up to one year in prison for making a video-game that made fun of religious practices (see EDRI-Gram 3.19). After showing repent, and stating that his intention was not really to offend anyone, the judge decided to acquit him.

The case generated considerable interest outside of Spain. Up to Japan people created mirrors to download the game.

EDRI-gram 3.19, Spanish gaming programmer faces prison sentence

(Contribution by David Casacuberta, EDRI-member CPSR-Spain)