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FAQ: Regional representatives
On 8 November 2023, the Broadcasting Commission of the federal states released a revised draft for the reform of the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media (6. MÄStV) for public consultation.
On 15 March 2022, the Broadcasting Commission of the Länder adopted concrete proposals for a reform of the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media (JMStV) and put them up for discussion. We thank you for the opportunity to comment and welcome the synchronisation of the federal and state regulations on the protection of minors in order to continue to ensure the uniform protection of children and young people in Games.
On 24 June 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a discussion draft on the adaptation of copyright law to the requirements of the digital internal market and provided an opportunity to comment until 31 July 2020. The game – Association of the German Games Industry supports the quickest possible implementation of the underlying EU directive and urges a uniform design throughout Europe.
Esports has become a mass cultural phenomenon in Germany. Two thirds of Germans have heard of digital sports, and around 11 million regularly watch esports competitions.
As of: August 09, 2023 The ten demands of the games industry game – The German Games Industry Association is committed to the comprehensive improvement of the framework conditions for the games industry in Germany. This is necessary to make Germany internationally competitive and successful as a games location.
game – the German Games Industry Association has published its opinion on the public consultation by the Federal Ministry of Justice on the implementation of the DSM directive on copyright. We appriciate a quick implementation of the directive into German law.
Computer and video games are one of the most innovative forms of cultural expression and are a recognised cultural asset. Today, game technologies and mechanisms are also used in areas unconnected with the cultural and entertainment sector – from the automotive industry to healthcare.
The German games industry takes the challenges in the areas of media competence and excessive media use very seriously. However, the inclusion of so-called gaming disorder in the draft of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) of the World Health Organization has, with good reason, led to numerous debates.
The implementation and design of loot boxes in computer and video games is the subject of some heated debates. The BIU is taking this opportunity to set out the most frequent aspects of the debate.
With Germany increasingly losing in importance as a development centre for games, the BIU has published a list of ten demands aimed at policymakers ahead of the 2017 parliamentary elections. In the list, the association outlines measures to support the German games industry with the objective of improving conditions for the sector and strengthening Germany as a game development centre of international standing.