Saturday, January 20, 2007

MPAA ratings board agrees to loosen things up


Perhaps because of the attention of This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006), The MPAA Ratings Board has agreed to some reforms, including revealing more information about ratings, and increasing the size of the appeals board, and allowing filmmakers to cite precedent. The Hollywood Reporter story appeared in The Washington Post today at this link.

The COPA (Child Online Protection Act) trial in Philadelphia in October 2006 had made some reference to move ratings as a concept that could be applied to Internet content. That fits into the idea of voluntary content labelings.

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