Poland drafts new law for video games

Warsaw, February 26:

Video game producers will have to include consumer warnings on the product’s suitability for children in packaging details if a law currently being drafted comes into effect in Poland. Poland’s deputy minister of labour and social policy Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska told the Rzeczpospolita daily Saturday that the PEGI (Pan-European Game Information) parental warning system was likely to be adopted.

The PEGI age rating system was set up in 2003 to guide parents buying video games and is supported by major producers. The aim is to ensure that children are not exposed to games unsuitable for their age group. Although Poland has no pare-ntal guidance legislation in this regard, some manufacturers have already labelled their pro-ducts with the PEGI system by posting suggested ages and warning of offensive language.