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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Internet advocacy – do insults really work?

Written by Terry Flew on July 23, 2012

Below is a Twitter post from Geordie Guy, reposted by Mark Newton, on the Australian Law Reform Commission web site after it was posted that I had won a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at QUT for my work on the National Classification Scheme Review.

Both Guy and Newton are well-know Internet free speech advocates, with Guy periodically appearing on Sunrise and contributing to New Matilda and the ABC’s The Drum web site. Guy was also until recently a Vice-Chair of

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The Challenge of Convergent Media Policy

Written by Terry Flew on May 29, 2012

Below are the notes for my presentation to the Convergence Regulation Re-imagined breakfast seminar being hosted by Gilbert + Tobin, at their offices at 2 Park St, Sydney, on 30 May 2012. Other speakers will include:

– Iarla Flynn – Head of Public Policy, Google Australia and New Zealand
– Julian Lee – Media Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald
– Malcolm Long – Member, Convergence Review Committee

The Challenge of Convergent Media Policy

Presentation to Convergence Regulation Re-imagined, Gilbert + Tobin Seminar, Sydney, 30 May

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