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R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time. Gamespot is reporting the news, but warns that the process is an arduous one and that it may yet take some time before an R18+ rating is introduced. …

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Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry. As spotted by Spong, Vaz made the following request in the House of Commons on December 1st: Could we have a debate next week about the …

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MPs consider web block plans

MPs have been in negotiations with Internet Service Providers and intellectual rights holders to create a system that would allow access to be blocked to certain websites. According to the Open Rights Group, a letter from Mr. Vaizey confirmed that he’d been in discussions with stakeholders to create a working …

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Vaz back on the anti-games bandwagon

One of the UK’s staunchest anti-games critics is back on the warpath with the news that Keith Vaz, the Labour MP for Leicester East, has gone to Parliament with fresh concerns about the dangers of violent games. Vaz has table an Early Day Motion to the Commons urging the Government …

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Hung parliament could aid the industry

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told Develop that he believes a Hung Parliament, now confirmed as the result of yesterday’s election, may well work in the favour” of the UK games industry. We’ve come such a long way. All the major parties have stated commitments to tax measures to help …

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ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

National financial support, age ratings, IP theft, skills, broadband – these are the areas that ELSPA will focus its efforts on as it outlines its lobbying intentions for the duration of the next Parliament. During the last Parliament, ELSPA made great strides in getting the games industry recognised and respected …

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