Brussels, 12 December 2007 - The pan-European game information age rating system (PEGI) has just published its latest annual report.
PEGI, established in 2003 and designed for computer and videogames to provide assurance for parents across Europe, is an undertaking of the Brussels based Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE).
Patrice Chazerand, Secretary General of ISFE, said:“The chief purpose of the report is to show the PEGI system to be as transparent as possible so as to have this self-regulation fully appreciated by European policy makers and put to the best use by the general public, whether this should be parents, teachers, academics, or any other interested party.”
He said the report offered a wealth of information on the PEGI system: how it is built, how it meets its objectives, the organizations and bodies behind it, details on the new code of conduct governing it, record of the complaint and sanction process and a lot more besides.
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Established in 1998 and registered in 2002 under Belgian law as an international association with scientific and pedagogical purposes, ISFE (the Interactive Software Federation of Europe) represents the interests of the interactive software sector throughout the 27 EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Today, ISFE membership comprises 13 major publishers of interactive software as well as 13 interactive software trade associations throughout Europe.
ISFE has been running the Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) system since 2003 (see www.pegi.info). PEGI provides an age rating recommendation system intended to inform European parents regarding content that is suitable for their children. As a classification system PEGI supports informed adult choice and does not censor content.
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