This web site was copied prior to January 20, 2005. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection. Learn more.   [hide]
skip to main content Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov
Welcome to the FTC's Website on Entertainment Ratings
Welcome to the FTC's Website on Entertainment Ratings Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov
page title: About This Site Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov
Entertainment Ratings Home Page
About the Ratings Page
Resources Page
Reports and Research Page
Press Room Page
File a Complaint About Media Violence

July 8, 2004
FTC Issues Fourth Follow-up Report on The Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children

July 2004
FTC Consumer Alert: FTC Accepting Complaints About Violent Entertainment Marketed to Kids

March 17, 2004
FTC to Accept Complaints about Media Violence

October 27, 2003
FTC to Host Workshop on Marketing of Entertainment Violence to Children

October 14, 2003
Results of Nationwide Undercover Survey Released
Results to Be Discussed at Workshop Scheduled for October 29, 2003, on Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children and Industry Self-Regulation

September 2, 2003
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children and Industry Self-regulation Focus of FTC Workshop
Day-long Public Workshop Scheduled for October 29, 2003 in Washington, DC

June 28, 2002
FTC Issues Third Follow-Up Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
Report Shows Progress in Ad Disclosures by Marketers of Movies, Music, and Electronic Games; Compliance with Movie and Game Industry Restrictions on Ad Placements; but Continued Placement of Ads in Some Media with Large Teen Audiences

December 5, 2001
FTC Releases Second Follow-Up Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
Motion Picture and Electronic Game Industries Have Demonstrated Commendable Progress; Recording Industry Has Not Changed Target Marketing Practices, But Has Made Improvements in Other Areas

July 20, 2001
Federal Trade Commission Testifies on Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children

April 24, 2001
FTC Releases Follow-Up Report on The Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
Study Finds Companies in Motion Picture and Electronic Game Industries Have Demonstrated Some Progress Since the September 2000 Report; Recording Industry Has Not Visibly Responded

November 21, 2000
FTC Calls for Continued Congressional Oversight of Self-Regulatory Efforts by Entertainment Industry; Cites Significant Legal Obstacles to Law Enforcement Action

September 20, 2000
Federal Trade Commission Testifies on the Antitrust Implications of Entertainment Industry Self-regulation

September 13, 2000
FTC Testifies on Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children

September 11, 2000
FTC Releases Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
Study Finds Companies in Motion Picture, Music Recording and Electronic Game Industries Routinely Target Children Under 17; Retailers Make "Little Effort" to Restrict Access to Violent Material
Commission Calls for Additional Industry Steps to Improve Existing Rating Systems

October 19, 1999
Attorneys General, FTC Chairman, and YWCA of the U.S.A. Launch Initiatives to "Tune Out the Violence"

August 24, 1999
FTC Seeks Comment on the Marketing Practices of the Entertainment Industry

June 25, 1999
FTC Chairman Outlines Agency Study on Marketing Practices of the Entertainment Industry
Primary Focus of Study is Industry Self-Regulation

June 1, 1999
FTC to Conduct Study on Marketing Practices of Entertainment Industry
Will Examine Whether Industry Markets Violent Material Rated for Adults to Children


Order FTC Publications Get Adobe Acrobat Reader - click here to download