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Video Standards Council

The VSC is a standards body for the video and video games industries and acts as an administrator of the PEGI system of age rating for video games.

Film Distributors Association

Film Distributors' Association Ltd. (FDA) is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK.

British Video Association

The British Video Association is the trade body that represents the interests of publishers and rights owners of video entertainment.

 

Industry Trust

The Industry Trust was set up in 2004 to help promote copyright and all the good stuff it does.  We work together with our member companies (from film studios to retailers) to spread the word about the positive role copyright plays.

Federation Against Copyright Theft

The Federation Against Copyright Theft is the UK’s leading trade organisation established to protect and represent the interests of its members’ Intellectual Property (IP).

Alliance Against IP Theft

A unique coalition of trade and enforcement organisations. Providing a single voice for those who share an interest in promoting innovation and growth through intellectual property in the UK

Trading Standards Institute

The Trading Standards Institute is a professional membership association formed in 1881. It represents trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.

Ask About Games

Ask About Games share real family stories about choosing games, understanding age ratings and the best way to enjoy them together.  Find information and advice to make playing video games a more collaborative and creative experience.

The Registered Digital Institute

The Registered Digital Institute (RDI) is an accreditation body and trade organisation for the digital sector. The RDI's ‘Friendly WiFi’ is an accreditation scheme designed to verify whether a business’ public Wi-Fi service meets a minimum level of filtering to block out access to pornographic and child abuse websites. ‘Friendly WiFi’ aims to keep children and young people safe from viewing inappropriate material when logged into public Wi-Fi offered in cafes, shops, hotels and restaurants across the UK.

 

Mobile Classification Framework

A free, two tier appeals procedure operates under the Mobile Classification Framework It is open to any website owner, content provider, consumer or any other person who has an interest in the material, who is dissatisfied with the application of the Classification Framework given by the BBFC in respect of a piece of content. An appeal may only relate to whether or not the BBFC considers the content in question suitable only for adults, and is applicable for access via mobile networks only (not wi-fi).

In the first instance, the appellant should contact the appropriate Operator, which will consider the issue. This process will take no more than five working days.

 

Three

Appeals may be sent to content@three.co.uk  .

 

O2

Appeals may be sent to imescalations@o2.com.

 

EE

Appeals may be sent to safeguard@ee.co.uk.

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