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Possible Bill Makes 17 the Mature Rating cutoff

Gamespot writes:

“If made law, the Family Entertainment Protection Act would be a “a prohibition against any business for selling or renting a Mature, Adults-Only, or Ratings Pending game to a person who is younger than seventeen.” It would punish violators with unspecified fines, though it did not specify if the clerk who sold the game or the retailer where said clerk worked would be punished. “This provision is not aimed at punishing retailers who act in good faith to enforce the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) system,” read a statement from Clinton’s office.”

The upside of all this may be that game makers will be able to express their creativity more freely – because the burden of protecting children’s “fragile minds” will be placed firmly on the shoulders of retailers.

Source: GameSpot

Posted by Paul

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