Consultation: ‘Specially restricted material’ and Age Verification Guidance for Providers of On-Demand Programme Services

  • Start: 22 October 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 December 2018

This document sets out our proposed amendments to the Guidance for Rule 11 of the rules for on-demand programme services (“the ODPS Rules”). The changes we are consulting on aim to promote consistency between our approach to regulating ‘specially restricted material’ on ODPS, and the approach of the British Board of Film Classification (“BBFC”) to regulating ‘pornographic’ content online on commercial adult websites.

Separately, and for information only, this document also sets out the changes which we will be making to Rule 11 to reflect the amendments to the definition of ‘specially restricted material’ introduced by the Digital Economy Act 2017.

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