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UK Consumer Protection & games

In July 2009 the UK’s department of Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) issued a White Paper titled: A Better Deal for Consumers – Delivering Real Help and and Change for the Future. While this paper was introduced by the previous UK administration the current coalition administration has not indicated any willingness to halt the modernisation [...]

DISE:10 Games, Media Law

DISE:10 Games, Media Law

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh
27 August 2010 (10:00 – 16:00)
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, the University of Edinburgh.
Overview
The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh (DIS:E) is an annual event organized by the Virtual Policy Network in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh.
The Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh 2010 focuses on the legal issues of computer games, virtual worlds [...]

UN IGF: Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age

The UK Government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has proposed a workshop on virtual worlds and public diplomacy to be held as part of the 2009 United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum meeting being held between 15 and 18 of November 2009 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Wednesday 18th (Day 4) 15:30 – 17:00 Room 9 [...]

UN IGF 2008 Workshop Proposal: Virtual Worlds for Delivering Public Service & Innovation

For the 2008 UN Internet Governance Forum meeting in Hyderabad India the UK Government proposed the workshop detailed here. The workshop did not occur due to the disturbances in India at the time.
The official workshop proposal can be found in the IGF site here: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/workshops_08/showmelist.php?mem=46
A summary of the workshop is as follows:
The workshop will showcase [...]

Digital Britain: Interim Report

Digital Britain is a report published in January 2009 by the UK Government’s Departments of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).
The report promotes the use of digital technology by citizens of the UK and sets out a number of recommendations that seek to enhance the use of digital by [...]

BERR-OECD 2009

the Virtual Policy Network organized themes and speakers for a a workshop on 11 March 2009 convened by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) with OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP). The workshop examined the following themes:

How can virtual worlds contribute to innovation, to transformation of [...]