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Internet Censorship Slammed by Tech Geeks - 24th March 2010

Not 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 side.

It's apparent that this Labor government initiative is already costing Australia further international damage and even embarrassment.

It 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.

Sites being targeted include (courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald):

- Safe injecting and other harm minimisation websites.

- Euthanasia discussion forums.

- A video on creating graffiti art.

- Anti-abortion websites.

- 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.

Hollywood and Aussiewood is promoting entertainment themed games whist at the same time the Labor government is bringing in an internet filter.

Many journalists and analysts are asking some tough questions of the government, many of which are yet to be answered.

Media 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.

The 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 green light?

The 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.

We 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.

Media 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.

igaming 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.

*Greg Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911

*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company, igaming being just one of dozens of industry verticals covered.

 

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Jeff Fenech (888.com) and Greg Tingle (Media Man director) at CAP Down Under, Sydney - November 2008 (Photo credit: Jennifer Huxley)

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First CAP Down Under a 'Great Success'

First 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

Irvine, 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.

180 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.

"This 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.

"And with a huge variety of experts in the affiliate marketing and search engine marketing fields, there was no shortage of informative discussion, either."

"The 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."

The 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 at http://www.capdownunder.com.

About 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.

About CasinoAffiliatePrograms.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 http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com.

 

Media Man Australia and Casino News Media director and founder, Greg Tingle, was chair for day one of CAP Down Under 2008.


Press Release

4th October 2008

New Australian trade show scheduled for November

Casino 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 Shangri-La hotel.

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 every evening.

“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 Affiliate Programs.

CAP Down Under is free to all CAP, PAP and GPWA affiliates. More details at http://www.capdownunder.com.

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Media Man Australia participated in CAP Down Under