Bart Schermer on anti-Semitic expressions in the game Clash of Clans

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5 November, 2014

This morning, Bart Schermer (partner at Considerati) spoke on alleged anti-Semitic expressions in the game Clash of Clans in a broadcast of BNR Nieuwsradio.

Clash of Clans allows players to set up and name their own clans. A research conducted by BNR Nieuwsradio shows that groups of players use words like ‘holocaust’ and other terms that could be associated with anti-Semitism to name their clans.

In the broadcast, Bart explains on the criminal implications of anti-Semitic and hatred expressions within games. Are the players of a game liable for their expressions within the game? Which jurisdiction is applicable? At what moment could the maker of a game, as an intermediary, be held liable for the expressions of its users? Bart answers all these questions at BNR Nieuwsradio. The audio-fragment is available here (in Dutch).

Do you want to know when your company is liable for the content of your users? You can read more on the liabilities of ISPs here. Are you curious about possible legal implications for your company? Please do not hesitate to contact the legal experts of Considerati via or via 020-7370069.

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