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  • 1. Labasrytas!
    Nekalbiu [laisvai] lietuviškai.
  • 2. Japanese Word of the Week (1)
    O genkidesu ka?
    [Oh GEN-keedess-ka?]
  • 3. EXPO ROX!!!
  • 4. Introduction to Ethics & Law in Games
    2nd November 2009
  • 5. Aims and Objectives
    Students should be able to differentiate between acceptability and inappropriation in games and gaming
    • All students will be able to discuss 3 aspects of media and video games
    • 6. Most students will be able to identify all regulating bodies for video games
    • 7. Some students will be able to identify 2 positive or negative ethics in media (video games)
  • Part I: Ethics
    CanisCanem Edit
  • 8. What Are Ethics?
  • 9. eth⋅ics 
    –plural noun
    1. (used with a singular or plural verb) a system of moralprinciples: the ethics of a culture.
    2. the rules of conduct recognised in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics.
    3. moral principles, as of an individual: His ethics forbade betrayal of a confidence.
    4. (usually used with a singular verb) that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.
  • 10. Who Cares About Ethics?
    Murder by Playstation
  • 11. These Guys Do
  • 12. Activity
    Can you tell me anything about the responsibilities of 1 or more of these bodies?
  • 13. Introducing ELSPA
    A professional association of gaming software publishers dealing with issues of anti-piracy, codes of practice, accreditation, and professional development.
    Source: /
  • 14. Introducing BBFC
    The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body, which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912, and videos since the passing of the Video Recordings Act in 1984.
  • 15. Introducing PEGI
    The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games.
  • 16. What’s Missing?
    Each country has its own system for reinforcing ethics with law. Our country uses the might of ELSPA, BBFC and these guys:
  • 17. Ethics V Law
    Can you think of the key differences between ethics and law?
    Reminder: Some of the words we have already used include -
  • Word By Word
    The word ethics is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). Together they combine to define how individuals choose to interact with one another. In philosophy, ethics defines what is good for the individual and for society and establishes the nature of duties that people owe themselves and one another.
    Law can be defined as a consistent set of universal rules that are widely published, generally accepted, and usually enforced. These rules describe the ways in which people are required to act in their relationships with others in a society.
  • 21. Ethics V Law – Who Wins?
  • 22. Ethics V Law – What About Games?
    Make a short list about the games that best fit into the ethic / moral value category
  • 23. Ethics V Law – What About Games?
    Did Any Of These Games Make Your List?
    GTA: IV – Ballad of Gay Tony
    GTA – Vice City
    Killer 7
    Leisure Suit Larry
    Thief: Deadly Shadows
    COD: World at War
    World of Warcraft
    Age of Empires 2: King of Kings
    24: The Game
    Death Race
    Custer’s Revenge
    Soldier of Fortune II
    COD: Modern Warfare
  • 24. Ethics V Law – Who Fought The Law?
    And the law won
  • 25. Next Week: Law Takes The Stand
    • Banned games
    • 26. International violation of law
    • 27. Sharia law
    • 28. Forest Law
    Thanks to The Ethics of Computer Games By Miguel Sicart for a few tidbits and facts