Consultation outcome

Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act and on Advertising in Cinemas

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Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act and on Advertising in Cinemas: Government response

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Impact assessment: Cinema advertising

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Impact assessment: Video recordings act exemptions

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Advertising Association

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Advertising Standards Authority

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British Board of Film Classification

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BBFC, BVA, BPI, VSC, ERA joint response

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BBFC, CAA, CEA joint response

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British Video Association

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CARE

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Cinema Exhibitors’ Association

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Family and Parenting Institute

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Family Education Trust

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Film Distributors Association

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FPA

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Holocaust Educational Trust

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Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

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ISBA

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Mediawatch-UK

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Mothers' Union

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Music Publishers' Association

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NSPCC

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PCAA Foundation

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Trading Standards Institute

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UK Music

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Video Standards Council

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Voice of the Listener and Viewer

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West of Scotland Age Restricted Sales Forum

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from 9 May 2012 12:00am to
1 August 2012 11:45pm

Summary

We want your views on changes to how videos and cinema advertising are classified.

Documents

Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act and on Advertising in Cinemas

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Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act and on Advertising in Cinemas

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Welsh/Cymry - Ymgynghoriad ar Eithriadau i'r Ddeddf Recordiadau Fideo ac ar Hysbysebu mewn Sinemâu

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Welsh/Cymry – Ymgynghoriad ar Eithriadau i'r Ddeddf Recordiadau Fideo ac ar Hysbysebu mewn Sinemâu

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Impact Assessment – Cinema Advertising

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Impact Assessment – Cinema Advertising

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Impact Assessment – Video Recordings Act

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Impact Assessment – Video Recordings Act

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on two matters: whether to make changes to the exemptions from classification set out in section 2 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (“the VRA”) and whether to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to remove any requirement for the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to have a role in age rating advertisements shown in cinemas.

This consultation will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including producers, publishers and distributors of content released as hard copy video recordings (DVDs, Blu-ray, VHS etc), advertising agencies, trade associations, cinema operators, retailers, classification bodies, enforcement agencies, consumer groups, children’s groups, parents and teachers.