Tuesday, June 20, 2006

UK Censor Wants to Police Online Video

Matt Chapman writes on vnunet.com:

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) wants to extend its reach to cover new media content on the internet.

The independent organisation, which regulates British films, DVDs and video games, claimed that the internet is currently a loophole in its powers to ban inappropriate material.

Sue Clark, head of communications at the BBFC, gave the example of a banned video called Terrorists, Wackos and Other Killers where a prosecution led to a nine-month prison sentence for the person who supplied the game.

More here.


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