Proposed law would target ratings system

Law would target ratings

US House Representative Cliff Sterns (R-FL) has proposed legislation called the "Truth in Video Game Rating Act." The act would require the Federal Trade Commission to create rules governing game ratings; specifically, it would force ratings bodies to review a game's content "in its entirety," as opposed to using supplied video highlights of the most objectionable material. Publishers could be held accountable for mischaracterizing games sent to review boards, and the General Accounting Office would be tasked with studying the ESRB and possible alternatives - such as a universal ratings system that would also cover music, movies and TV.

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