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Cousens and Collyers receive NY honours

Both Codemasters boss Rod Cousens Sports Interactive founders the Collyer brothers have been awarded honours in the British New Year list. Former ELSPA boss Paul Jackson also got a nod.

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  • Rawlinson makes ELSPA director general

    ELSPA’s promoted MD Michael Rawlinson to director general, the trade body announced this morning. Paul Jackson, who currently holds the position, will move into an “advisory role”. Press release after the link.

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  • ELSPA tells Labour: BBFC is not fit for purpose

    ELSPA boss Paul Jackson has told the Labour Party that the BBFC is not fit for purpose as a ratings system for UK games. Jackson was speaking at a Labour Party Conference fringe event, where he once again claimed that a PEGI-only solution for the UK was the right choice. “A linear ratings system like […]

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  • Jackson: Children won't be protected by BBFC

    ELSPA head Paul Jackson just responded to yesterday’s Government comment saying tax breaks for UK developers are now being assessed, welcoming in the move but saying putting age ratings onto the BBFC in the UK will fail in its aim to protect children. “We appreciate comments from Government about its support and the work being […]

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  • EU tells games industry to better protect minors

    The EU’s executive body has given the European games industry two years to come up with a widely used general code of conduct to protect children from violent images in games. “Creators have to enjoy freedom of expression but at the same time it’s an industry that impacts society,” EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding […]

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  • ELSPA "fully supports" Byron Report, but warns on online gaming

    ELSPA head Paul Jackson has said he welcomes the Byron Report in a just-issued statement, but has warned that the paper may not be complete enough to cover issues related to online gaming. “We fully support Dr Byron’s advice to parents on the use of technology in the home and parental awareness of their children’s […]

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