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Germany: Federal Ministry of Family Affairs clearly defines the planned prohibition of killer-games

Published on: 13.09.07
Source: heise online

The German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs has prepared a draft for an amendment of the Protection of Young Persons Act. The implementation of the so called ‘emergency programme’, which was introduced by the Federal Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Armin Laschet, Family Minister of North-Rhine Westphalia in February is primarily the topic of the draft.
The draft law contains the extension of violence depiction in computer- and videogames. In the course of the evaluation of the Protection of Young Persons Act by the Hans-Bredow-Institut, there shall be more effort on a broader indication of violence depiction in the catalogue.

The whole article in German language to be found here.


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