ASACP's Joan Irvine to Moderate Panel at "Sex in Video Games" Conference
Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2006) - The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) will be represented at the upcoming "Sex in Video Games" conference in San Francisco, as ASACP Executive Director Joan Irvine moderates a panel examining some of the ethical questions raised by digital erotic entertainment.
The Sex in Video Games Conference is the first of its type, and is expected to become an annual event. The conference will take place on June 8th and 9th in San Francisco, and will focus on the design, development, and technology of sex in video games. However, the "Morals & Ethics & Sex & Games" panel moderated by Ms. Irvine will consider legal and moral issues rather than just business challenges.
"The people designing and marketing adult games face some unique dilemmas," commented Irvine. "But they're also up against many of the same challenges that the adult entertainment industry has been dealing with for a long time. ASACP is used to helping adult companies balance responsibility and good business practices with freedom of expression and evolving technology, so I hope to bring some of that perspective to the discussion."
The panel will feature Tom Hymes of the Free Speech Coalition and attorney Lawrence Walters, both well-known figures in the adult entertainment industry. Also taking part will be game ethicist Ren Reynolds, and Deb Levine, Executive Director of Internet Sexuality Information Services. They will discuss censorship, sex crimes in virtual spaces, keeping kids out of online adult games, and other issues.
Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse.
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