Censorship Slammed by Tech Geeks - 24th March 2010
to anyone's real surprise, many tech giants and major
Australian and global brands are starting to speak
out loudly against the Australia's government's proposed
internet filter, censorship, and blacklist on the
apparent that this Labor government initiative is
already costing Australia further international damage
and even embarrassment.
needs to be noted that many of the world's leading
entertainment and technology brands are moving into
gaming and igaming, both with games of skill and games
of chance. These brands that are pro active in the
igaming space include but are not limited to Google,
Yahoo, Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Sony Pictures,
FremantleMedia, Sega, Infinity Ward, Paramount Pictures,
and you get the idea.
being targeted include (courtesy of the Sydney Morning
Safe injecting and other harm minimisation websites.
Euthanasia discussion forums.
A video on creating graffiti art.
Gay and lesbian forums that discuss sexual experiences.
Explorations of the geo-political causes of terrorism
where specific terrorist organisations and propaganda
are cited as reference material.
and Aussiewood is promoting entertainment themed games
whist at the same time the Labor government is bringing
in an internet filter.
journalists and analysts are asking some tough questions
of the government, many of which are yet to be answered.
Man wants to know what does policy being at "arms
length" from the government really mean, and
how do Australians know it won't be open to corruption.
Rudd government has gone on public record that they
don't like pokies, gambling or porn, so how does a
punter know that a government appointed rep won't
let their personal beliefs sway their decision on
whether a gaming or igaming company gets a red or
internet affiliate industry is keenly watching the
situation as many media companies like Media Man participate
in dozens of affiliate programs, some of which cover
gaming - gambling - igaming, some don't. Virgin Games
has gone on record with the term "grey area",
and who decides what is "gray"? Probably
lawyers who will get to make up policy and law and
they go. The poor judges and juries who are going
to likely get dragged into the legal complications.
foresee company and website owners shopping around
for web hosts who will provide ISP services to those
who don't want to be dictated to by the Australian
government, following in the footsteps of China, Iran
and Iraq. This could provide and excellent opportunity
for internet giant, Google, to provide web hosting
services for gaming and adult entertainment, even
political commentary websites! This will help fill
the void for Google, as they are pulling out of China
as this news goes to press.
Man is advising punters (and adult entertainment connoisseurs
to enjoy their "vice" while they can. Play
for free or play for money, as in the future they
may not be able to play at all! For the record we're
totally against kiddy porn, bestiality and pro racist
websites. We are pro gaming and igaming (with suitable
consumer protection). We're also pro media freedom
of the press.
legal and censorship discussion dominated much of
the iGamign Business Down Under conference held at
Sydney's Star City Casino earlier today. A number
of legal eagles were in attendance, including a couple
of official legal advisers to us.
Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal
development company, igaming being just one of dozens
of industry verticals covered.
TV Feature On CAP Down Under
Tingle (Media Man director) at CAP Down Under,
Sydney - November 2008 (Photo credit: Jennifer
CAP Down Under a 'Great Success'
Ever Online Gaming Affiliate Marketing Trade Show
Held in Australia was a Resounding Success, Reports
CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com and Media Sources;
CAP TV Recap Out Today
CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2008 -- CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com
(CAP), the leading online marketing resource and
community website for Internet casino affiliates,
has announced that its first annual CAP Down Under
event, held the last week of November in Sydney,
Australia, was a resounding success.
people -- of which 80 percent were Australian
and 66 percent were affiliates -- attended the
four-day affiliate marketing conference, according
to company representatives. Held at Sydney's premium,
five-star Shangri-La hotel during the last week
of November, 2008, CAP Down Under was the first
Australian-based iGaming affiliate marketing conference
ever. It was held partially in response to requests
from members of the CAP Forums, a highly trafficked
social networking community administered on the
main CAP site that boasts almost 8,000 members,
an industry-leading figure.
was an incredible event; CAP Down Under attracted
a ton of participants from all over the world,"
reported Alex Pratt, an organizer for the conference.
"From the opening party sponsored by Rewards
Affiliates in the Opera Bar with its stunning
views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House,
to the attendance of Australian Boxer Jeff Fenech,
who played heads up poker against the delegates
for prizes, there wasn't a dull moment.
with a huge variety of experts in the affiliate
marketing and search engine marketing fields,
there was no shortage of informative discussion,
team at CAP Down Under/CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com
has done awesome," stated Greg Tingle of
Media Man Australia and Casino News Media, a participant
who also served as moderator and assisted with
coordination duties. "It's been a great conference
... some of the stuff that we've seen, slots and
poker and search engine news ... it was very impressive,
and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about
CAP Down Under here in Australia."
event's exhibitors included Referback, CanBet/IAS,
CentreBet, 888.com, Rewards Affiliates and Bluff
Magazine. For video coverage of CAP Down Under,
view the December 10 edition of CAP TV at http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com/captv/.
Additional footage of the event can also be found
CAP Down Under
CAP Down Under is a four-day trade show organized
by CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com that gathers the
top names in the iGaming affiliate marketing community
together in Australia. Like the company's other
popular and highly successful conferences in London
and Barcelona, CAP Down Under boasts exhibitors
from all corners of the globe, with many of the
industry's brightest stars among them. For more
information on CAP Down Under, please visit http://www.capdownunder.com.
Founded in 1999, CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com (CAP)
is the largest and longest-running online gaming
affiliate resource, featuring an active community
forum, chat rooms, marketing tools, industry news/articles,
scam alerts, and many more industry-specific tools
and services for affiliate marketers. The company
offers its signature CAP Certification Process
as a means to protect players, affiliates marketers,
and the integrity of the online gaming industry
as a whole. For more information, please visit
Man Australia and Casino News Media director and
founder, Greg Tingle, was chair for day one of
CAP Down Under 2008.
Australian trade show scheduled for November
Affiliate Programs.com, a 7 000-strong community
of online gambling marketing affiliates, certainly
has style when it comes to picking pleasant locations
for its get-togethers, which have taken members
to several countries around the globe.
The organisation's latest venture, scheduled for
November 25 to 28 this year will see a new annual
affiliate marketing conference taking place in
Australia at Sydney’s premium, five-star
CAP Down Under will not only be the first Australian-based
conference held by Casino Affiliate Programs.com,
but also the first ever Internet gambling focused
conference in that country held by any party,
according to a company spokesman this week.
The conference is designed to bring to Australia
world-class speakers, interactive discussion panels
and networking and industry socialising that have
become synonymous with the CAP events held in
Europe at locations like London and Barcelona.
“The aim of CAP Down Under 2008 is to provide
a relaxed atmosphere where affiliates and affiliate
managers can network, learn and come together
for one common cause: to make the iGaming affiliate
industry the best affiliate industry in the world,”
commented Alex Pratt, one of the organisers. “Like
all CAP events, we’re hosting this exciting
conference in one of the best hotels available:
Sydney’s premium 5-star Shangri-La hotel,
in beautiful Sydney harbor.”
Pratt said that the conference program would include
a dedicated exhibition where affiliates and webmasters
can meet, negotiate, and network with affiliate
managers and management from the top online sites
in Australia and all around the world; expert
speaker sessions focusing on the Australian and
Asian markets; round-table discussions between
operators and affiliates; open discussions on
the industry’s most important issues; and
sponsored networking activities and social events
“Whether you’re an affiliate, an affiliate
manager, or a vendor, this conference will be
a must-attend event for you and your team,”
said Lou Fabiano, Founder and President of Casino
CAP Down Under is free to all CAP, PAP and GPWA
affiliates. More details at http://www.capdownunder.com.
Down Under A Great Success - 19th December 2008
CAP Down Under a 'Great Success'
Man Australia participated in CAP Down Under