No. S 228
Films Act
(Chapter 107)
Films (Video Games — Exemption) Notification 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40(2) of the Films Act, the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts hereby makes the following Notification:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Notification may be cited as the Films (Video Games — Exemption) Notification 2008 and shall come into operation on 28th April 2008.
2.—(1)  Sections 13(1), (3) and (4) and 14(1) of the Act shall not apply to an exempt video game.
(2)  Section 21(1) of the Act shall not apply to any person who —
(a)has in his possession;
(b)exhibits or distributes; or
an exempt video game, subject to the condition that the exempt video game shall have a consumer advisory affixed on its casing, wrapping or container giving information about the contents of the video game if it is used for the purposes of exhibition or distribution and the Board so requires such a consumer advisory.
Exempt video game
3.  In this Notification, “exempt video game” means any video recording —
(a)which is registered with the Board; and
(b)which does not describe or depict —
(i)human genitalia or nudity of any kind;
(ii)explicit violence or coercion in association with sexual activity (such as images of bondage or rape);
(iii)homosexual or lesbian intimacy (such as images of same gender kissing);
(iv)fetishes or deviant sexual practices (such as images of paedophilia, bestiality or necrophilia);
(v)explicit acts of torture, cruelty or violence (such as gory images of dismemberment, bloody wounds or impaled bodies);
(vi)drug misuse or addiction, explicit criminal acts, terrorism or violence or other anti-social behaviour (such as images promoting the consumption of illicit drugs);
(vii)any matter or thing likely to cause offence to any race or religion in Singapore;
(viii)any matter likely to cause feelings of enmity, hatred, ill-will or hostility behaviour between different racial and religious groups;
(ix)any deviant religious belief or teaching; and
(x)any act, image or message of any kind which is unsuitable for persons below 18 years of age (such as frequent use of coarse language).

Made this 16th day of April 2008.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Information,
Communications and the Arts,
[MICA K01.011.001V2; AG/LEG/SL/107/2002/1 Vol. 1]