Tax breaks, Game Ratings & the UK Game Dev

24 September 2009 LSE: tVPN in conjunction with the IGDA (Independent Game Developers Association) hosted a policy evening at the London School of Economics.

Event Summary

Politicians, law-makers and regulators control what computer games can be sold, who can buy them, and what benefits developers might receive for making them in any particular country. They also control what’s taught at school and university which influences what skills up-coming developers have and the literacy of game consumers.

With the support of the Virtual Policy Network this IGDA evening will discuss recent changes in UK policy and the potential impacts on the games industry. Topics will include the move to PEGI, Tax Breaks for developers and the impact of Digital Britain and its hopes for wider public access to broadband.

Speakers:

Michael Rawlinson – Director General of the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA)
Fred Hasson – chair European Game Developer Federation On-line / Executive Director RedBedlam
Vincent Scheurer – game industry lawyer

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