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PEGI legal ruling is 'still on track'

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system's ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is legally unenforceable.

A recent review of the 25 year-old Video Recordings Act discovered that the selling of adult videos and games to minors was never a legal offence.

The shock news was due to the Conservative Government in 1984 neglecting to submit the Act to the European Commission. It failed to spot the blunder during subsequent official reviews in 1993 and 1994.

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