Legal loophole allows Manhunt 2 to be sold in UK

Gory game Manhunt 2 can legally be sold to UK consumers as a download, despite the refusal of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to grant the title a certificate for sale as a physical product in shops.

The latest twist to the tale of the controversial title is the result of a loophole in the UK's 1984 Video Recordings Act, spotted by Phill Carnell, a lawyer with legal firm CMS Cameron McKenna, and revealed to Register Hardware.

Downloaded games, he said, do not need an age-suitability classification, such as 15 or 18, because the Act, which mandates the BBFC's certification programme and forces retailers to obey the classifications, only covers physical products.

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zonetrooper54069d ago

So Rockstar could sell this game via Steam for the PC?

Hmmm, sounds intersting.

MK_Red4069d ago

Superb idea. It would be awesome if RockStar could release an unrated version of Manhunt 2 for PC with updated graphics and no censor whatsoever and gamers around the world can enjoy Rockstar's masterpiece.

cow moolester4069d ago

Maybe they could do something like Microsoft did with the Guitar hero 3 demo....maybe they could let Wii and Ps2 owners over here download it to a DVD and play it on their console?

Tarmgar4069d ago

That's right, fight the man!!