FTC: DVD Industry Needs Better Ratings Labels to Help Parents

Tribbey, Chris
December 2009
Home Media Magazine;12/14/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 50, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports that the DVD industry is being asked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. to have better ratings labels to inform parents about the contents of DVDs. According to the FTC, the film industry is promoting R-rated films to children through popular TV shows and Internet sites. FTC found that Wal-Mart and Blockbuster do not allow minors to purchase R-rated DVDs.


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