Video Recordings Act


Video Recordings Act
   This 1984 Act controls the classification system and the distribution of video recordings. The British Board of Film Censors provides classification certificates for all legal video recordings and it is illegal to supply any video without one, or without meeting the stipulated labelling requirements. The aim of the Act, which provides for powers of confiscation, is to control the depiction of sexual, violent, genital, urinary and defecatory acts.
   See also: censorship
   PETER CHILDS

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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