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Lorenzo von Petersdorff

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)

Legal Counsel

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Short CV

Lorenzo von Petersdorff attained his law degree with media law as main subject in Regensburg and finished his legal clerkship in Berlin. After a stint into the film production and distribution industry he joined the USK in 2015. His tasks include providing advice and supporting members of USK.online in all fields of online media (online and mobile games, social media, VOD, streaming, user generated content, …) in accordance with the Youth Protection State Agreement of Minors in the Media (JMStV). He is also responsible for any other legal business at the USK.

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)

The USK is the German abbreviation for the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, an organization which has been voluntarily established by the games industry. It is the officially recognized institution responsible for the classification of computer and video games in Germany in accordance with the Children and Young Persons Protection Act (JuSchG) as well as for online contents in accordance with the Youth Protection State Agreement of Minors in the Media (JMStV). At the end of a joint classification procedure for games distributed on physical media, age rating symbols are issued by the relevant state representatives. In addition, the USK also provides age rating symbols and content descriptors using the international IARC system for online games and apps. Numerous companies have become USK.online members to publicly demonstrate their interest in being compliant with the German youth protection regulations and to enforce a steady cooperation.

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