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A Century of censorship: 100 years of the BBFC, Arts

A Century of censorship: 100 years of the BBFC

This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of British film-making’s central institutions – the British Board of Film Classification. Over the past century, the British Board of Film Classification has evolved from the quaint, and supposedly morally superior, institution that was tasked with protecting the public from corruptive indecency; into a transparent, accountable and in-touch organisation that mainly classifies movies so that filmmakers may more effectively meet their target audience.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 5:39 pm

Explicit content in videogames: Why PEGI age ratings are a bad move, Games

Explicit content in videogames: Why PEGI age ratings are a bad move

I’ve argued for and against violence and other explicit content in videogames before and have often expressed disappointment at uncontextualised ‘adult’ content, but there is a point where the expression and consumption of mature themes and imagery enters into the realms of personal responsibility.

By | Games, Notebook | Wednesday, 22 August 2012 at 4:00 am

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