The Video Recordings (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 187

VIDEO RECORDINGS

The Video Recordings (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Made25thFebruary2020

Laid before Parliament2ndMarch2020

Coming into force6thApril2020

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 8(1) and 22A(2) of the Video Recordings Act 1984( 1):

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Video Recordings (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and they come into force on 6th April 2020.

(2) In these Regulations “the 2012 Regulations” means the Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012( 2).

Amendments to the 2012 Regulations

2.—(1) The 2012 Regulations are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 12(1)(d) omit “the word “restricted” in capital letters with”.

(3) In the words before paragraph (a) in regulation 13(1), for “5 millimetres” substitute “4 millimetres”.

(4) For regulation 13(1)(c)(ii) substitute—

“(ii) where the age specified in the classification certificate is less than 18 years but is 15 years or above, it must be white and set on a pink coloured circular shaped background

(iii) where the age specified in the classification certificate is less than 15 years but is 12 years or above, it must be white and set on an orange coloured circular shaped background;”.

Transitional provision

3.—(1) The amendments made by regulation 2 do not apply in relation to any supply or offer to supply a video work which was first placed on the market before 6th April 2020.

(3) were repealed by paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24). Section 22A was inserted by paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24).

(2) Where a video recording or any spool, case or other thing on or in which the recording is kept is placed on the market within the period of six months beginning on 6th April 2020 and is labelled or marked in a manner which would have satisfied the requirements of the 2012 Regulations as in force immediately prior to the coming into force of these Regulations, such labelling or markings will satisfy the requirements of the 2012 Regulations, as amended by these Regulations.

25th February 2020

Caroline Dinenage

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend requirements in the Video Recordings (Labelling)...

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