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Saturday, April 28 • 12:00 - 13:00
Open discussion: Videogame Censorship in Germany: Kai Bodensiek, Marie Berthoumieu, Vit Sisler – hosted by Marcus Richter

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The German criminal code rightly prohibits the display of unconstitutional content with the exception to “further civil enlightenment, to avert unconstitutional aims, to promote art or science, research or teaching”. Video games, unlike film and other forms of art, are however excluded from this definition. As a result, video games like Attentat 1942, a nominee for the A MAZE. Awards cannot be sold or displayed in Germany.

The open discussion about video game censorship in Germany will discuss the implications of §86 of the German criminal code and subsequent (mis)rulings of German courts for video games. What role can video games carry to "further civil enlightenment, to avert unconstitutional aims, to promote art or science, research or teaching"?

Participants:

Marcus Richter is a radio host and moderator. He will be hosting the panel discussion.

Vit Sisler is the game developer of Attentat 1942.

Kai Bodensiek is a lawyer and expert on the legal aspect of the topic.

Marie Berthoumieu in charge of web content at ARTE.

Artists
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Kai Bodensiek

Kai Bodensiek is a partner with the media law firm Brehm & v. Moers. Kai is experienced as a legal advisor for game publishers and developers, which includes the project funding, drafting and negotiating of development and licensing agreements. Among his clients are multinational... Read More →
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Marcus Richter

Marcus Richter grabbed a microphone in 2006 and hasn't let go ever since. Besides working for Germany's top radio stations including Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Fritz (rbb), he moderates events and workshops for institutions like the BMFSFJ (Ministry for Youth and Family), the Bun... Read More →
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Vít Šisler

Vít Šisler is an Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University in Prague. His research focuses on serious and educational video games and information and communication technologies in the Middle East. He is also a lead designer of the award-winning video game o... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
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