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Mr J
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I know a few of the guys from the forum are Edinburgh based (or at least not too far away)

So i thought this might be of interest, it's a one day event on August 15th, only just ahd the link passed to me so not looked into it too much, so i'll leave it up to you guys to have a read for yourself.

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh
#1 at 18:41:36 - 25/07/2007
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This talk in particular looks kinda interesting

Computer games as regulated media
Chair: Ren Reynolds

Should computer games be regulated? If so: how, why and by whom? As digital media consumption grows it is attracting interest from a range of regulatory authorities and regulated bodies. As a form of media, computer games fall under the BBFC - but how doe s the Video Recordings Act bend to accommodate digital media? The BBC is creating a greater number of games and Ofcom has proposed a Public Service Publisher? Should public money fund games? As people live off digital currencies from virtual environments such as Second Life questions of economics and now taxation is becoming an issue. How does UK tax law apply to virtual worlds?

Speakers:
William Garrood (Ofcom)
Chris Francis (IBM)
David Naylor (Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP)
#2 at 13:06:31 - 26/07/2007

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