This year, E3(The Electronic Entertainment Expo) is going to censor material based on content, going against what entertainment, and ergo E3 itself, stands for. This petition hopes to evoke a minor change in the policy for the good of exhibitors, attendees and the expo itself, and will be sent to the Entertainment Software Association, presenters of E3
An updated section of the Exhibitor\'s Handbook reveals the price of freedom in the entertainment business. A $5000 penalty, and a forced exit. The regulation explicitly forbids \"material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit
and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit bottoms ... on the Show floor, all common areas, and at any access points to the Show\"
This doesn\'t just censor the \'live models\', but even the entertainment software itself can, and in some cases will, be censored along with it. This, hypocritically, limits the creativity of exhibitors and basically takes a chunk out of the fun side of the show. The entertainment industry is serious business, but without fun, it stays an industry. Leave the fun in, and you have a passion. Which is the reason why people attend E3 - Because they have a passion for it!
There is no powerful reason for this censorship. The current regulation bans material that would usually be rated a 12+ or 15+ at it\'s highest, even though the expo is limited to over 18s
\"No one under the age of 18 (including infants) will be admitted. THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.\" - Taken from the official E3 website.
This is the current Section 13 from the Exhibitor\'s Handbook
I. CHARACTER OF EXHIBITS
Products or services to be exhibited are limited to software/content
for personal computer and game consoles; gaming systems; gaming
accessories; gaming peripherals, virtual reality products, online gaming content and technologies; multimedia products; wireless/mobile/PDA content and technologies; product and packaging services; associated publications and trade associations.
Material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit
and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit bottoms, are prohibited on the Show floor, all common areas, and at any access points to the Show. ESA, in its sole discretion, will determine whether material is acceptable.
For 2006, The Board has adopted an amendment to the current Character
of Exhibit/Attire Policy enforcement. Exhibitors will receive ONE verbal warning when a violation of the policy is encountered. Should another violation occur, the ESA will impose a $5,000 penalty, payable immediately on-site and require that models comply with the dress code before returning to the floor.
Exhibits or conduct by Exhibitor which ESA dtermines, in its sole
discretion, are likely to constitute a violation of state or federal law or criminal activity shall be prohibited and ESA shall have the right, upon such determination, to require immediate removal of the exhibit, or portion thereof, of the offending exhibitor.
Any exhibitor not utilizing the official service contractor for Models and/or Talent, will be required to follow the procedures for using an Exhibitor Appointed Contactor and furnish the appropriate forms and certificates of insurance to show management before these personnel will be allowed to access the show floor.
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