“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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As is inevitable when entities pursue bulk website blockingnon-offending content is part of the collateral damage. Oh yeah, you call that Google, don’t you? By keeping it secret — ostensibly to prevent the public from accessing illegal content aktusll website owners are kept in the dark about the German government’s censorious efforts.

On the BPjM list there is a entryirgend.

German Government Tries To Censor Publication Of Its List Of Censored Websites

Yet another example why “black lists” don’t work. Is that the case? Works that are harmful to young people Sublist B: This feature is only available to registered users.

All indexed virtual works harmful to young people whose distribution is prohibited under Article 4 of the Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag Sublist D: If not, then it’s clearly a government action, regardless of who is typing up the lists.

Germany is the only western democracy with an organization like the BPjM Not the ultimate stupidity but pretty dumb nevertheless: Rikuo profile22 Jul 5: The ultimate stupidity of this debacle is the fact that the German government thinks it can undo what’s been done.


The Dreier-Gremium has jurisdiction only in cases where harm to young people is obvious.

And, if given bjpm that the posting of the list does not violate US law, the BPjM blacklist will be reposted. Games that have been given a rating by this organisation can no longer be put on the index.

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The BPjM’s claim is that Since CSAM [aka child porn] is also illegal under US law, we are of the opinion that this site violates the laws applying to your service and also violates your terms of conditions. Join the Insider Chat. Close Email This This feature bpj only available to registered users. Worse, it’s drawn more attention to the blog post highlighting the many failures of the list itself.

Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons

The correct URLs without the trailing slashes won’t match the hash and are not blocked. This leaves German adults without the option to import said games, while consoles do not have those kind of restrictions.

It is decided by fiat in secret by a German government agency, and there is little or zero recourse for those falsely condemned. December 23rd – 29th 9 Friday Anonymous Coward22 Jul 8: The De-nazification was only done in homeopathic quantities with some scapegoats, not as a program as widespread as people were led to believe. Now, what do you call it when you scan the internet for URL’s, determine what is on the pages, index the pages into categories that can be easily searched, and then publish the information?

Register or sign in to use it. But if the BPjM strikes, it still presents a major obstacle for adults who want to legally buy something they are fully entitled to own — while the kids simply torrent a copy.


This un-hashed list was posted to the user’s Neocities blog, along with some analysis of the blacklist’s contents and a rundown on the minimal protective efforts used for the list.


But you also have to know that Germans aren’t first amendment maximalists. Please help to improve akfuell article by introducing more precise citations. Along with the “provisions of general laws and “provisions [ Case22 Jul 7: Botein, Michael — Adamski, Dariusz: CuriosityStream 2 Year Subscription 0. This should consequently encourage public debate about the depiction of violence in the media or about other matters of concern.

However, in practice this debate seldom takes place.

A work has been rated by the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle aktuel software industry body which practises voluntary rating of entertainment software since April 1, On these panels, youth protection agencies, the arts and business are represented by honorary assessors. In the number and type of institutions which could petition for a work to be indexed was widened considerably. They have the right to a legal hearing.

It’s quite another to slap together a list composed of dead sites, mistyped URLs and a variety of bizarre aktull based on “incomprehensible reactions to moral panics.