Dr Greg Adamson, Chair, SSIT Australia advises that the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) is running a forum next week about online gaming and censorship that promises to be very interesting.

WOW, they’re uncontrollable: Online games, censorship and the crisis of control

6:00-7:30pm, Wednesday 13 May 2009

Dr. Jeffrey E. Brand, Associate Dean and Head of School, Communication and Media, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University

Melbourne University, cnr Grattan & Barry Sts, Carlton. No charge, all welcome.
Brochure at: http://ssit.ieeevic.org/upcoming.php


  1. Ah, yes, how do you classify something which has non-static content? In my opinion the classification system does not currently cater for this at all, and attempts by regulators to classify online games (with user generated content or other content not in the "original" game) using the current scheme are difficult to justify. Online games such as these require an approach not currently supported by the existing classification scheme, and require a policy re-think.

    How will this work with the existing Schedule 5 and Schedule 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act, which in my opinion grant the ACMA jurisdiction over the internet and its contents, including games.

    Comment by David Simon on 12 May 2009 at 03:11
  2. I heard from several sources that people didnt recieve the product they bought from amazon
    is this true?

    Comment by FrankFN on 16 June 2009 at 11:40
  3. Conroy never ceases to amaze me.

    Comment by Phong on 26 June 2009 at 01:42
  4. OK, I'm signing up right now! All that guff about 'protecting the children', 'detestable Child Pornography' and 'Extreme Pr0n' they fed us turns out to be the lie we always knew it would be. We have a government who won't be happy intil all you can see on teh Interwebs are cute kittens and fluffy clouds.

    The internet is an anarchy - always has been. It was built by adults FOR adults. Do we insist that the girls in strip clubs keep their clothes on in case a child is shocked? No, we bloody well keep them out of there. If the government want a pink fluffy internet, let them build their own.

    BTW, same goes for PC games. They were originally developed for an audience that was exclusively adult (and, let's face it, almost entirely male 25-35), until big business saw a way to make big money peddling it to kids. Sorry, I think my spleen just exploded - obviously, with this government I'm going to have to fit a bigger vent.

    Comment by DiViDeD on 27 June 2009 at 01:52
  5. tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

    Comment by MichaellaS on 21 July 2009 at 17:51
  6. Anyone know any other http://www.girlsgametoo.com - Girls Games my 10yr daughter can play online


    Comment by Beadsseigneda on 29 August 2009 at 09:24
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