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Analyzing the new BBFC guidelines

Every four or five years, in order to keep in touch with public opinion, the BBFC does a public consultation over its guidelines. These public consultations have led to numerous adjustments over the years, some more significant than others. 1,139 more words

The dangers lurking behind age verification schemes...UK internet porn censorship marches on with the publication of a new law supporting age verification

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See Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2019 from legislation.gov.uk

The government has published Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2019 which defines which websites get caught up in upcoming internet porn censorship requirements and how social media websites are excused from the censorship.These new laws will come into force on the day that subsection (1) of section 14 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 comes fully into force.

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Issues with the BBFC’s 2018 Consultation Exercise

by Steve Jones, Northumbria University, UK

In 2018, the BBFC undertook a public consultation exercise that will inform its 2019 Classification Guidelines. [1] Thus far, journalists have over-reached in their reactions to the exercise. 2,397 more words


Turning the Tables: Sexual Violence in Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs (1971) and Rod Lurie’s 2011 Remake

by Stevie Simkin, University of Winchester, UK

There are few films that have proven more troublesome for the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) than Sam Peckinpah’s Cornish-set modern western… 2,435 more words


Censorship Archive...The BBFC publishes its quarterly adjudication on complaints about website blocking by mobile ISPs

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The BBFC has just published a very short list of adjudications responding to website blocking complaints to mobile ISPs during the last quarter of 2018.There are several cases where innocuous websites were erroneously blocked by ISPs for no apparent reason whatsoever and a quick check by a staff member would have sorted out without the need to waste the BBFC’s time.

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A Major lack of Perspective...Recently unlocked government papers show that prime minister John Major wanted Britain to derogate the European Convention on Human Rights so as to be able to continue to ban Visions of Ecstasy

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Newly-released government papers reveal that prime minister John Major considered abrogating from the European Convention on Human Rights if it ruled against Britain in a case involving the film Visions of Ecstasy being banned for blasphemy — Visions of Ecstasy.

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