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25 August 2009

Are you a morally bankrupt video games manufacturer who's been suffering during the recession due to your lack of access to the under-18s market? Are you a filth-peddling hardcore porn salesmen who'd like to see Oral Skatmania VII on sale in the local newsagents? Either way, your luck's in. Researchers digging through the law books for the recent Digital Britain report have discovered a spectacular bollock has been dropped by both major political parties.

The Video Recordings Act was brought in by Thatcher's Government; it laid down the law concerning the sale of videos and video games, specifically that they must be classified and rated for content by the British Board of Film Classification. The Act was to stop those under 18 buying violent console games, and those over 18 buying their under-the-counter grumble from anywhere other than Sven's Adult Bookshop.

Unfortunately nobody thought to tell the European Commission about the new law, rendering it unenforceable and allowing anyone previously prosecuted under the Act to appeal and claim compensation. The act was passed in 1984, and no government officials - Tory or Labour - have spotted the problem, even though it has been amended since.

The Act must now be passed again, which will take up to three months. Retailers has promised to be good until the time, not that it'd matter if they weren't because they're untouchable. In the meantime, we're just popping out to pick up Hairy Tearing 9 for the office and a copy of Close Range for Andy's impressionable 6 year-old nephew:

TOPICS:   Games   TV

5 comments

  • Gus
    This is so old!
  • Paul S.
    The video isn't the point of the story, Gus.
  • Mewling P.
    Gus is old
  • Nobby
    At 1m25 - that is so funny.
  • Gus
    @ Paul, nevertheless... an old video. LOL

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