No. S 436
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:
1.  This Notification may be cited as the Films (Video Games Exemption) Notification 2008.
2.  In this Notification, “exempt video game” means any video recording that is designed for use wholly or principally as a game and which —
(a)is registered with the Board; and
(b)does not describe or depict any of the following:
(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;
(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).
3.—(1)  Any person whose business (whether or not he carries out any other business) is that of importing, making, distributing or exhibiting video games shall be exempt from section 6(1)(a) of the Act in relation to the importation, making, distribution or exhibition of video games, as the case may be.
(2)  Sections 13(1), (3) and (4) and 14(1) of the Act shall not apply in relation to an exempt video game.
(3)  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.
4.  The Films (Video Games — Exemption) Notification 2008 (G.N. No. S 228/2008) is cancelled.

Made this 1st day of September 2008.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Information,
Communications and the Arts,
[MICA K01.011.008; AG/LEG/SL/107/2002/1 Vol. 1]