S.3935 - Truth in Video Game Rating Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS] (Introduced 09/26/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/26/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3935 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/26/2006)
Truth in Video Game Rating Act - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prescribe rules that prohibit as an unfair and deceptive act or practice: (1) any rating organization from assigning a content rating to any video or computer game unless it has reviewed its playable content; and (2) any producer, seller, or distributor of such games from withholding or hiding any such content.
Requires the FTC rules also to: (1) require any person submitting to a rating organization a video or computer game with hidden content to accompany it with the codes or methods necessary to access such hidden content; and (2) prohibit a rating organization from providing a content rating that grossly mischaracterizes the game content.
Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the efficacy of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) ratings system in assigning appropriate content ratings to video and computer games, and related questions.