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Video Recordings Act 1984

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2Exempted works

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, a video work is for the purposes of this Act an exempted work if, taken as a whole—

(a)it is designed to inform, educate or instruct;

(b)it is concerned with sport, religion or music; or

(c)it is a video game.

(2)A video work is not an exempted work for those purposes if, to any significant extent, it depicts—

(a)human sexual activity or acts of force or restraint associated with such activity;

(b)mutilation or torture of, or other acts of gross violence towards, humans or animals ;

(c)human genital organs or human urinary or excretory functions;

or is designed to any significant extent to stimulate or encourage anything falling within paragraph (a) or, in the case of anything falling within paragraph (b), is designed to any extent to do so.

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