uk: Net downloads to get age ratings
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 23/05/2008 02:12
Age ratings for downloaded video content and video games are to be introduced in the UK.
Overseen by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the scheme will see certificates appear on websites, via set-top boxes and portable players.
Censors go online to clean up murky world of digital videos
The hitherto lawless world of online entertainment has began to adopt the same ratings system that governs British cinemas. The British Board of Film Classification said yesterday that its online ratings scheme, BBFC Online, which features the familiar U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 certificates, would give parents unprecedented information about what their children were watching via the internet. Online stores and services that sign up to the voluntary scheme will be required to rate downloaded and streamed films, video games and television programmes.