Human rights and computer games


Just when you thought the EU could not get any more meddling about computer games the Council of Europe comes up with a real corker. In a report grandly entitled Human Rights Guidelines for Online Game Providers, they mention all their favourite bugbears: "aggressive nationalism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, racism and intolerance." Gamepolitics has the full story.

They are even meddling in "user" generated content that sustains many computer after their sell-by-date and warning companies to be wary, lest they get in trouble for something an end user does without their knowing.

The EU continues to do its best to drive computer games companies out of its borders to friendlier places like Quebec, Eastern Europe and the US.