You know those fun little labels on DVD's and video games that tell you how old you need to be to buy them... Turns out that here in the UK, not only are they invalid, but also it's been that way since 1984!
Yesterday The Times reported that the 1984 Video Recordings Act that regulates the sale and distribution of films and recorded material was never properly enacted, and so has essentially thrown all the laws over selling naughty/nasty things to minors out of the freakin' window.
I've no doubt that the loophole will be closed before long but all the usual red tape and rewrites means that it could take months in reality. Until then, it's totally fine to send your six-year-old kid down to the local sex shop to pick you up the latest installment of Shane's World College Invasion (formative memories to say the least).
Finally children have a use.
And, I can pick up some spare cash selling smut to local teenagers.
Not only that, but it seems that unclassified materials are somewhat exempt until the loophole closes. The British Video Association said that it is urging members to continue
submitting work to the British Board of Film Classification and suggests they continue
labeling them under the system.
How about no?! Nothing says powerless like a strong urge and suggest
It's a f*cking pix and mix in the banned bin.
To be honest though, if your kid hasn't already worked out how to hustle your PC's porn filter by the age of seven, then they probably need all the help they can get.
There's no government like an incompetent government.