Browse By:


Thursday August 28, 2014 Login |Register


A Project of

sponsored by

Constitutionality of Proposals to Prohibit the Sale or Rental to Minors of Video Games with Violent or Sexual Content or "Strong Language"

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RL33232

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Film and video)

Abstract:

It has been proposed that Congress prohibit the sale or rental to minors of video games that are rated "M" (mature) or "AO" (adults-only) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. This board is a non-governmental entity established by the Interactive Digital Software Association, and its ratings currently have no legal effect. The Board's website sets forth the criteria for its "M" and "AO" ratings: