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Beware mobile app/game developers - Labor wants your money

Soon to enforce classification for mobile content.

Published Wed, Aug 18 2010 7:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
While movies and computer games are forced to be submitted to the Australian Classification Board as part of their release, the vast world of mobile phone apps and games are allowed to bypass this classification process.

Beware mobile app/game developers - Labor wants your money |

The labor Party has caught onto this 'loophole' as they put it, and believe it needs to be addressed. As it stands now, the Classification Board charges up to $2040 for a computer game to gain classification. Fines are handed to those who breach classification, which can reach up to $25,000.

It is unclear at this time as to how mobile phone apps and games would be classified, or at what cost. Needless to say, several Australian app developers have already expressed their concerns about this being rolled in and say that it may be enough to force them to move their business overseas. Others may be inclined to drive up pricing or pull the plug altogether on their apps being sold in Australia due to the prohibitive costs.

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