Useful links to industry organisations can be found here.
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 Ltd. (FDA) is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK.
The British Video Association is the trade body that represents the interests of publishers and rights owners of video entertainment.
The UK Cinema Association (UKCA) represents the interests of over 90 per cent of UK cinema operators by number and market share. The UKCA membership includes single screen/owner managed sites as well as the largest circuit and multiplex operators.
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.
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).
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
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 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 (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.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a safe place for children.
The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.
iRights provides a framework of five simple rights by which everyone – parents, teachers, corporations, governments, technology companies and young people themselves, can interrogate how they interact with young people in the digital world.
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.
Appeals may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Appeals may be sent to email@example.com.