“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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March Learn how and when to remove this template message. If those not involved in the proceedings request the decision to index, any personal data of assessors and also of any companies or lawyers involved is removed.

Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons – Wikipedia

It survives, for now, at the Internet Archive. In recent times, it has become more prevalent for digital games on PC to be bought as license keys, while an online-activation has to be undertaken to use the license. Use markdown for basic formatting. It is a matter of dispute whether criticism or discussion of indexed works is allowed in works that are accessible to young people.

The members of the panel act independently and bpjm aktuell aktuel directed by the interests they bpjm aktuell. 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.

Entries prior to April 1, Sublist C: As is inevitable when entities pursue bulk website blockingnon-offending content is part of the collateral damage.

Nonetheless, there are numerous lists available on the Internet that reveal which media has been indexed or confiscated. If this is just some volunteer organization with no authority to enforce anything against anybody, you have a point. This is on top of strange and very arbitrary blockages, like a listing for the videogame Dead Island at amazon. More Copia Institute Insider Shop.

Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons

Current indexations of physical works works bpim in the same month that the current issue of BPjM-Aktuell was amtuell. Secret of the Sagesfor example, the titles of indexed games were vpjm by random strings matching only first letter and length.


That it only applies to a particular form of expression search results, for instancedoesn’t change that. It came into effect on April 1, The rationale for this was that they would affect young people in a “nerve-inflaming and brutalizing way” and “transport them into an unreal world of lies”. A contract is entered into bilaterally and voluntarily. New forms of media such as websites and computer software were within its jurisdiction. CS1 German-language sources de Webarchive template wayback links Articles lacking in-text citations from March All articles lacking in-text citations Articles containing German-language text Interlanguage link template link number All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January But you zktuell have to know that Germans aren’t first amendment maximalists.

The examples above are filenames. A work has been rated by the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle the software industry body which practises voluntary bpmj of entertainment software since April 1, On these panels, youth protection agencies, the arts and business are represented by honorary assessors.

John Fenderson profile22 Jul 9: The actual blacklist is much more extensive than what’s published here.

More properly stated, the websites contain the offensive material, not the URLs themselves. Since it seems to only just provide a thin veil of false security for youth protection, it leeds to a disproportionate factual restriction of adults’ freedom of information.

Indexed content of lists A and C can, however, be advertised and sold to adults on the internet, if it is technically ensured that minors do not have access to the content closed user groups. Beyond that, the government body building the list seems to be suffering from technical ineptitude, resulting in supposedly blocked sites not being blocked at all.

The entries on the list with the trailing slash are invalid and return a file not found error. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On the BPjM list there is a entryirgend. CuriosityStream 2 Year Subscription 0. That being said, I think my answer to 18 gives my perspective on this and what I took issue with in the article. And stuff in Germany does not get censored, at least not in the way suggested here. The BPjM has drawn criticism for de facto censorshippaternalismand restricting the freedom of speech and of the press on the following grounds:.


So legally buying even an A-listed movie or game can be quite a challenge, and if it made it to List B, you really need to know a good local store. Now it is the website of an iPhone App for fun picture manipulation.

German Government Tries To Censor Publication Of Its List Of Censored Websites

Outdated list, no checking to see if the blocks are working let alone current, perfectly legitimate content being blocked as collateral damage and attempts to obfuscate rather than fix any of the above predictable problems or redirect resources to workable solutions for the problem at hand. The list of URLs contains child sexual abuse material CSAManimal pornography, nazi propaganda, minors in poses involving unnatural sexual emphasis and content inciting hatred, just to name a few.

The idea behind those lists for the vast majority on it is to limit access for young adults not the general public. Contrary to the belief of the BPjM public servants this doesn’t work as a wildcard — just this specific hpjm will be blocked… several URLs with a wrong bpm slash: Public prosecutors have not been unanimous in this regard, but publishers tend to err on the side of safety: HTML is no longer supported. The ultimate stupidity of this debacle is akuell fact that the German government thinks it can undo what’s been done The ultimate stupidity, and something everyone should be worried about, is that a citizen of one country is expected to comply with another country’s laws.

Neocities has complied, but not without protest.