Monthly Archives: July 2007

For those inclined, a bit of theory…

Here are some essays on precarity published by EIPCP (european institute for progressive cultural policies): http://eipcp.net/transversal/1106

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Website in support of Molleindustria shut down

The Italian government has shut down the site mentioned in the previous post….

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The victimisation of Molleindustria political videogames

This is a link to a campaign started by a group of media activists and artists to protest the recent attacks by the Italian goverment against Molleindustria videogames (www.molleindustria.it). Molleindustria has been active for years within the precarity movement, first designing comic strips and then creating political videogames. The Italian government has recently been trying to take down their site due to a new game that attracts attention to cases of pedofilia within the catholic church.
“A couple of days ago, the italian collective Molleindustria decided to remove from its website its last videogame, Operation: Pedopriest, “in order to not worsen the situation of our webspace provider that is legally responsable for all the content”. This decision was taken after a point of order in the Italian Parliament called “Countermeasures to the religions’ offenses”, in which the leader of the Christian Democratic Party Luca Volontè asked to shut down this website appealing to a 2006 law about child abuse and pornography.
The law includes a chapter about “virtual pedo-pornography” that consider illegal to publish “pictures whose quality of representation makes unreal situations appear real”.

For more info and to download the game: http://www.lucavolonte.eu/pedopriest.html

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