Presentation to RuNET 2012 Conference

Written by Terry Flew on December 18, 2012

I was an invited participant to the RuNET 2012 Conference held in Moscow on 19 December 2012. I was asked to speak about the Australian debate about mandatory Internet filtering in light of digital economy developments, as this has parallels in current debates in Russia. The participation was electronic using Movi 4.2, reducing the cognitive dissonance between being in Brisbane where it is currently 35C, and Moscow where it is -20C.

The presentation is provided below.

RUNET 2012 Conference: the results

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CCI submission to ALRC Copyright Inquiry

Written by Terry Flew on December 3, 2012

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of Copyright and the Digital Economy. The submission can be viewed here or downloaded from the ALRC web site.

Information on the ALRC Review can be found at their web site, as can other submissions to the inquiry. The Attorney-General, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, gave the ALRC the following Terms of Reference:

Having regard to:

the objective of copyright

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UK adopts PEGI scheme

Written by Terry Flew on July 31, 2012

The United Kingdom government has announced that it will end the involvement of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in classifying video and computer games. it will instead adopt the industry-based classifications developed throguh the Pan-European Games Initiative (PEGI).

From The Guardian:

The new system will end the BBFC’s role in rating video games. All video games will be rated under the PEGI system by the Video Standards Council, unless the title contains explicit sexual content.

In the event that a

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