May 10th, 2007

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03:25 am - on MPAA ratings...

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[User Picture]From: beststephi Date: May 10th, 2007 - 05:27 pm (Link)
If I were in charge of the U.S., and had unlimited time and energy, I would replace the MPAA with the Content Advisory System you describe above for movies. I agree that it's a much better, more objective ratings system. Of course, a lot of people would want to know about the genders involved in the nudity and sex, but I personally don't care.

But before doing this, I would fix the jury system in this country. I think that's a MUCH more pressing issue.
[User Picture]From: beststephi Date: May 10th, 2007 - 05:29 pm (Link)
Oh, and use that for Flickr also. Then, each person could choose their own safety levels based on these points.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 10th, 2007 - 05:34 pm (Link)
well, you do choose your own safety level. They just reserve the right to review and override you (and have for many people).

But the ratings are very vague because they didn't want to make artistic judgements. I think if they were more specific like the CAS (nudity, blood, sex, whatever) it would have worked better though.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 10th, 2007 - 05:32 pm (Link)
actually, the MPAA isn't run by the government. There's no laws governing it whatsoever. It's a common misconception that it is. The hollywood film industry runs the board itself, and many decisions that it makes are clearly financially motivated. I didn't get into it above, but its commonly believed that hollywood films (American Pie) are given more leeway than the independents (But I'm a Cheerleader) for that reason. I know you saw the movie and know this, but I thought I'd mention it for anyone else reading the comments.

I'm actually against the government regulating the film industry at all. (or the literature industry or any other media) It's clearly a violation of free speech to do so. The CAS I might be ok with, because its more a statement of fact. There are no opinions. Either there is nudity in something or there isn't. I'd likent it FDA info on the side of food.

what's wrong with the jury system? I mean, what specifically do you want to fix when you rule the world?

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