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When classifying a film many aspects have to be put into consideration the use of violence sex and bad language can change the certification dramatically British Board of Film Classification BBFC is a private body which has considerable power over the showing of films The BBFC has developed a system of certification for films that provides guidance on the public acceptability of the film Distributors pay a certification fee and the Director of Public Prosecutions will not prosecute films that have been granted certificates The Video Recordings Act 1984 gives the BBFC statutory recognition as the regulator of licensing of videos charged with monitoring material that is suitable for home viewing Censorship bodies have written the rules about what is prohibited in films and these have been subject to change over time depending partly on the expressed concern of the public but mainly on what the government and the main church of the country wants In more recent times such censorship bodies have surrendered to their power particularly in the United States where censorship has returned to the local level and the central body only classifies films with respect to their content as suitable for various age groups In the United Kingdom the British Board of Film Classification BBFC as it is now called has modified its classifications to tie in with the American model British films are now classified U when considered suitable for the whole population PG Parental Guidance when they contain scenes that may be unsuitable for young children 12 as suitable for children over the age of 12 15 when suitable for people over 15 years and 18 when suitable for people over 18 years However the final decision as to whether a film can be exhibited still lies with the local authority The BBFC also classifies videocassette recordings in the same way and in this area its classifications have more direct legal force Under provisions of the license
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