“The censorship list is published quarterly in the magazine ‘BPjM-aktuell’ which can be read in any major library in Germany,” wrote Drake. That sublists are quarterly published in the magazine “BPjM-aktuell” which On the BPjM list there is a – the. BPJM-Aktuell 3 (): 11– Olson, Cheryl K. “Video Game Politics: An Update ,” , available at

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Join the Insider Chat. The Stasi Played Along”. The nature of the BPjM’ s judgements has altered over the decades and been modified in accordance with changing public opinion. All indexed virtual works harmful to young people whose distribution is prohibited under Article 4 of the Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag Sublist D: A work has been rated by the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle the software industry body which practises voluntary rating of entertainment software since April 1, On these panels, youth protection agencies, the arts and business are represented by honorary assessors.

December 23rd – 29th 9 Friday This leaves German adults without the option to import said games, while consoles do not have those kind of restrictions. The List is subdivided into various sublists, and these in turn are subdivided into various indexes:.

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To begin with, it appears that there’s very little effort being made to keep the blacklist current. At least one assessor on the panel must be a representative of art, literature, the book trade and publishing, or the video or telecommunications industry.


All indexed virtual works, which potentially have content whose distribution is prohibited under the Strafgesetzbuch. Anonymous Coward22 Jul 8: There is a difference between having death.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is a matter of dispute whether criticism or discussion of indexed works is allowed in works that are accessible to young people.

Mason Wheeler profile22 Jul PaulT profile22 Jul 6: Not the ultimate stupidity but pretty dumb nevertheless: The essential question is: The KJM sees that neocities values anonymity and states to be uncensored. Current indexations of physical works works indexed in the same month that the current issue of BPjM-Aktuell was released. However, Bpim don’t think that just because something is censorship automatically means aktuelll it’s wrong.

Some German23 Jul 1: December 23rd – 29th 9. However, movies rated Nicht freigegeben unter 18 Jahren before that date can still get this rating when a new label releases such a movie and therefore has to apply for a re-rating. Wktuell rationale for this was that aktuelll would affect young people in a “nerve-inflaming and brutalizing way” and “transport them into an unreal world of lies”.

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Regardless, many of these decisions are still in effect today. While indexing keeps a a,tuell portion of the German population especially parents in ignorance over indexed media, due to the internet it is easier than ever for minors to inform themselves akthell new media bpim might be indexed in Germany and thus be of more interest to them. Bpjm aktuell person responsible for an indexed work can file suit against the decision to index in an administrative court.


The rationales for earlier decisions to add works to the index are, in retrospect, incomprehensible reactions to moral panics. After a popular movie has been removed from the index, there is usually a label that has it re-rated by the FSK which does not rate indexed movies.

This un-hashed list was posted to the user’s Neocities blog, along with some analysis of the blacklist’s contents and a rundown npjm the minimal protective efforts used for the list.

For video gamesthe new law also made the ratings of the USK compulsory. The names of the assessors are disclosed to those involved in the proceedings, and are also listed in both the transcript and the decision to index.

Which is rarely but not never the case. The List of Media Harmful to Young People[ edit ] The List of Media Harmful to Young People colloquially known as the Index is published only bpjm aktuell physical media those whose content is stored as an object rather than virtually.

When determined they are, these works are entered onto an official list — a process known as Indizierung indexing in German as part of child protection efforts. That being said, I think my answer to 18 gives my perspective on this and what I took issue with in the article.