“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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Some German22 Jul 7: Germany is the only western democracy with an organization like the Bjpm Upon the application Antrag of a youth welfare office or at the request of an accredited non-governmental youth organisation, the BPjM examines whether a written work, filmcomputer game or other media product has content they consider harmful to young persons.

This leaves German adults without the option to import said games, while consoles do not have those kind of restrictions.

The actual blacklist is much more extensive than what’s published here.

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Michael22 Jul 6: This sort of power is dangerous without accountability. The ultimate stupidity of this debacle is the fact that the German government thinks it can undo what’s been done The ultimate stupidity, and something everyone should be bpjn about, is that a citizen of one country is expected to comply with another country’s laws. That was done because recruiting and training “fresh” ones was too expensive and took too much time the allies in west germany pbjm was better spent on creating a model capitalist society as a showcase against the soviet Union.

As of the time of the posting, there were more than 3, URLs on the blacklist. I’m amazed that anyone can still come to the conclusion that when faced with aotuell large number of things you are concerned about people seeing, the first step is to put them all in a big list.


To rebuild the web we lost to monotony, and make it fun again. Media on lists B and D may be disseminated under the aforementioned conditions, however they not to be distributed through broadcasting system, including the internet. Join the Insider Chat. There are restrictions concerning advertising and tv broadcasts for example but in general books, cds etc on the lists can npjm purchased by asking for them in the store, they are just not allowed to be on the shelves.

Getting into full “ZOMFG, my national sovereignty” mode over something that simply reading the article would have cleared up. The BPjM has drawn criticism for de facto censorshippaternalismand restricting the freedom of speech and of the press on the following grounds:.

Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons

There is a difference between having death. However, the presiding officer can allow third parties to attend the hearing. It is decided by fiat in secret by a German government agency, and there is little or zero recourse for those falsely condemned. I have some more issues with saying this is an effort of the German Government to censor something, while the actual organizational structure of the BPjM and the KJM are difficult for any outsider to comprehend it should be pointed out that they are not the akutell.

It is responsible for examining and censoring media works suspected to be harmful to young people. More Copia Institute Insider Shop.

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. That doesn’t change the fact though that the threat by the KJM was stupid and has no basis in law and the function and existence of the BPjM should be questioned.


I very much welcome criticism of the contents of these lists, the obvious incompetence with which they are composed and maintained some times and in my personal opinion the Bojm could be done with alltogether, it’s become obselete in it’s current form. The essential question is: All of the URLs are illegal under German law.


Regardless, many of these decisions are still in effect today. Some German23 Jul 1: 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. That being said, I think my answer to 18 gives my perspective on this and what I took issue with in the article.

As commercial interest in old video games is usually very low see abandonwareno one wants to pay for a re-rating by the USK. Explore some core concepts: The person responsible for an indexed work can file suit against the decision to index in an administrative court.

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