Video game company sues CTA over ads

May 6, 2008 11:43:56 AM PDT
The publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" says the Chicago Transit Authority interfered with its free-speech rights by allegedly removing ads for the latest version of the hugely popular video game. Take-Two Interactive Software wants a federal judge to stop the CTA from taking down ads for "Grand Theft Auto IV." The New York-based company made that request in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan.

The lawsuit says the CTA may have removed ads for the action-driving video game because of its mature-use rating. But Take-Two says the ads promote what it says is "an entirely lawful, mainstream entertainment product."

The CTA says it can't comment until its attorneys review the lawsuit.

Critics say the extreme violence in "Grand Theft Auto" video games could be harmful to children.