2 General defence to offences under the 1984 Act.E+W+S+N.I.
After section 14 of the M1Video Recordings Act 1984 there shall be inserted the following section—
“14A General defence to offences under this Act.
Without prejudice to any defence specified in the preceding provisions of this Act in relation to a particular offence, it is a defence to a charge of committing any offence under this Act to prove—
(a)that the commission of the offence was due to the act or default of a person other than the accused, and
(b)that the accused took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence by any person under his control.”