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Praise continues for DEB

The Digital Economy Bill has today become law having received Royal Assent, much to the delight of key figures both inside and outside the games industry. The Digital Economy Bill receiving Royal Assent truly is a victory for consumer empowerment,” Microsoft’s general manager of the UK and Ireland’s Entertainment & …

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Byron wants new online report

As part of her progress report on her 2008 Byron Review, Dr Tanya Byron has called for a new and independent report to examine the implementation of a possible code of conduct focused specifically on online and casual gaming. It is important that families have up-to-date advice about new ways …

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Byron returns to review Report

Two years on from the now infamous Byron Report on video games age ratings, TV presenter Dr Tanya Byron is to return to her work and review the progress that has been made since her set of proposals in 2008. The enthusiastic and joined-up response from ELSPA members following the …

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VSC restructures for gaming future

Ahead of the implementation of the government’s new video games ratings regime outlined in The Digital Economy Bill later this year The Video Standards Council has outlined a number of high-level staff changes designed to position the regulator for the challenges ahead. The former chief constable of Lincolnshire Police Tony …

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Wood joins Premier PR

Premier PR has named Ali Wood as its new accounts manager – as the London-based agency expands its newly-opened games division. Wood boasts over 10 years of experience as a journalist in the games industry. She leaves her most recent position as editor of Future’s PC Zone. Premier’s head of …

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Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

MP Keith Vaz, an outspoken critic of mature video games, has once again raised the issue in parliament, pressing deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman in yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions. In a survey published last week, 74 per cent of parents said that they were very concerned about the increasing level …

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Government snubs games with post-Byron funding

Gordon Brown’s Government is pumping 9 million into internet safety advertising for parents, following recommendations made in the Byron Review in March – but has yet again failed to promise that it will cough up for a similar campaign when it comes to violent video games. The news is included …

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PEGI not pleased by Byron proposals

The Byron Review’s proposal to increase the BBFC’s responsibilities has caused disappointment at PEGI HQ – but the classification body has stressed that its strength online will show the industry the way forward. EU affairs manager at PEGI parent ISFE Jrgen Bnsch told MCV that the BBFC system is ‘decades …

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BYRON REVIEW: Microsoft welcomes report

Platform holder Microsoft has congratulated Dr. Tanya Byron in the aftermath of the Safer Children in a Digital World report , praising the way the report has been put together. "This is a timely and valuable report on what we believe is a key issue, ensuring that parents, Government, NGOs …

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