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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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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