ABA and RSAC involved in Global Ratings Plan
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 09:37:36 +1000
Internet Groups Plan Global Rating System (06/30/97; 4:00 p.m. EDT)
By Douglas Hayward, TechWire
BONN, Germany -- Child-protection groups and a national broadcasting
regulator are meeting here next week to start the porcess of creating
internationally agreed content-rating systems for the Internet.
The move is designed to promote self-regulation by Netizens and to
stave off government censorship.
The Recreational Software Advisory Council, a nonprofit developer of
international content rating systems based in Lexington, Mass., is
meeting the Australian Broadcasting Authority and three Internet
industry groups to create a group to coordinate development of
cross-cultural voluntary content rating schemes for the Internet.