FTC: Significant Progress Made in Limiting Sales of M-rated Games to Children

Although the video game industry and retailers of interactive entertainment continue to be scrutinized, the FTC has actually found that the game industry has made more progress than any other entertainment industry in limiting the sale of Mature content to minors.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its fifth follow-up report to Congress on the effectiveness of voluntary standards regarding the display of ratings and labels in the music, movie and video game industries. The report, which the FTC said is the "most comprehensive since 2000," shows that all three industries "generally comply" with their own voluntary standards, but that R-rated movies, M-rated video games, and explicit-content recordings on television shows and Web sites continue to be marketed to teens and children.

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