The V-Chip Debate: Content Filtering from Television to the Internet

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SUBJECT INDEX

A
AC (Adult Content), cable rating (US), 121, 146
"Acceptable, " (FCC requirements for television ratings), 33, 39, 73, 139
advocacy group disagreement with, 134-135
unclear definition of, 133-134, 148-149, 269
Access providers, see Internet Service Providers
Accused, The, 54
ACLU, see American Civil Liberties Union
Action Group on Violence on Television, (AGVOT) ( Canada), 5, 21, 27, 36
development of rating system, 9-13
field trial of V-chip, 6, 10, 13, 248-252
industry relationships, 40
interest groups relationships, 41
public opinion surveys, 13-16, 21, 30, 250-252
rating violent content only, 12, 16, 29
use of on-screen icons, 17-18, 19, 20
V-chip report, 16-19, 29-30, 247-256
Adolescents
attracted to restricted ratings, 119, 128, 140, 167-168, 301
effect of media violence on, 283-291
ignoring classification systems, 97
perspective on advertising, 92
strategies to attract, 136, 296
Adult Assistance May Be Needed, software packaging label (US), 124
Adult Content (AC), cable rating (US), 121, 146
Adult Language ( AL), cable rating (US), 121, 145
Adult themes, amount allowed in rated films ( Australia), 101-103
Adults Only (AO), software rating (US), 123
Adults rating ( Canada), 258
Advertisements
adolescents' perspective on, 92
filtering, xiv
movie
rating of, (UK), 113-114
rating of (US), 117-118, 198
software
rating of (US), 124, 125
television
rating of ( Canada), 15, 16
and technical issues with V-chip, 253-254
Advertisers
effect of ratings on, 55, 80, 82, 96, 135, 141-143, 149
and prescreening of shows, 144
and unrated programming, 77
Advertising Administration (film) (US), 198
Advisories, see also Age-based ratings; Content-based ratings; Labeling
cable (US), 37-38, 146
music (US), 122
programmer reaction to, 141-142
software (US), 182
television
Australia, 111-112
Canada, 20
in UCLA study, 294, 301
viewer reaction to, 139-140
Advocacy groups, see Public interest groups
Age, and television time slots, see Channeling
Age-based ratings
boomerang effect of, 119, 128, 140, 167-168, 301
combined with labels (US), 37, 146, 149
computer games
Australia, 105
Germany, 112-113
United Kingdom, 114-115
United States, 123
content-based preferred over, xvii, 134-135, 138-139, 169, 170, 192
effect on advertisers, 149
as evaluative, see Evaluative ratings
film
Australia, 100-104
Germany, 112-113
Sweden, 115-116
United Kingdom, 113-114
United States, 116-118
Internet, 225
as judgmental, see Judgmental ratings
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), xvii
printed material, Australia, 106-107

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