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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: German Age Rating: How USK Rate Games
Speaker(s): Felix Falk, Ruben Schwebe
Company Name(s): Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)
Track / Format: Business & Management

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Overview: This session will focus on the work of the USK as well as the political situation for age classification in Germany. Being the country with the most binding rules for the examination and sale restrictions of Computer- and Videogames, the rating experts will shed light on the sometimes seemingly complex legal situation and the general operating principles of the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle.

Furthermore, a brief summary of the classification criteria and the requirements for publishing games in Germany will be addressed as well as a short perspective of future plans for the rating of online games due to the changes of the Interstate Treaty on the protection of minors (JMStV). Subsequently: Q & A.

GDC Europe 2010

Felix Falk

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)

Ruben Schwebe

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)

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Business & Management

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