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Lo3 workbook

  1. 1. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction Unit 7: Understanding the Creative Media Sector Learning outcome 3: Understand the regulation of the media sector Name: Robert George Trelfa
  2. 2. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction Understand the regulation of the media sector Use this workbook to help you with this learning outcome. There is some guidance and further notes which you should read and then remove, replacing it with your own answers. Which regulatory body did you research? I am researching P.E.G.I. What are they in charge of regulating? P.E.G.I. is in charge of regulating video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. When was the body set up? Why was it set up? P.E.G.I. was first set up on April 2003 it was set up to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games for their children. How is this organisation funded? Why is it funded that way? Are there any benefits or drawbacks to being funded this way? Pegi gets paid in a process of distribution, before a game goes to the shops it has to have an age rating so the game developer would pay Pegi to test the game and to rate it.
  3. 3. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction What powers does the regulatory body have? What can they do if someone breaks their rules? Who gives these powers to the body? Pegi has the power to classify video games and give them an age rating which means you must be this old to buy and play the game. Some one under this age will not be able to buy the game but if they play it nothing really happens. The government of whichever country’s game they rate give them the power to rate their video games. How does the industry use it? Most game developers have tosendtheirgamestoPEGI before they canevengetit realised, some timesa feature is missedthatwould change the age ratingbut whenitisfound PEGI would rate it a higherage. How can the public use it? People buyingvideogamesthatactually use the ratingsotherthanthatits mainly parents buyinggamesfortheirchildren whodon'twanttheirchildren playinggamesthatare not suited for themandmake sure thatthey are not beinginfluenced byanythingbad. What kinds of regulatory issues does your body deal with the most? (some bodies are set up to look at competition, consumer choice and services standards. Others are specifically about censorship whilst others try to balance privacy and the freedom of information. Use examples to help you explain the kinds of areas your regulators are most concerned with.) Case Studies:
  4. 4. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction Find a case study which demonstrates the regulatory body working in practice. (you should explain the issue they were working on and how it was drawn to their attention. You should explain the outcome and how that decision was reached. Regulatory bodies often need to be publically accountable and as such they usually have a good and often very up to date list of the cases they have worked on.) Find a second case study which demonstrates the regulatory body working in practice. (you should explain the issue they were working on and how it was drawn to their attention. You should explain the outcome and how that decision was reached. Regulatory bodies often need to be publically accountable and as such they usualyl have a good and often very up to date list of the cases they have worked on.) Regulation: You should answer the following questions using the information you have gained so far in the unit to help you provide examples to support your opinions. You may also wish to undertake further research to help you produce detailed answers. Should there be regulation of the media? Should regulators be independent?
  5. 5. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction Extension tasks Answer just one of the following questions with a long form answer using specific examples to help support your opinions. Why do we allow regulatory bodies to censor media products like films and video games? or Is it important to regulate adverts? or
  6. 6. BTEC Extended DiplomainCreativeMediaProduction Is people’s privacy or freedom of information more important?

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