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Posted Dec 20, 2011 13:40 UTC (Tue) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
In reply to: X rating by giraffedata
Parent article: Xxxterm: Surfing like a Vim pro

That confuses me greatly because I can't see any reason not to let producers self-apply NC-17.

Simple: If only the MPAA can lawfully apply the NC-17 imprimatur to a film or video recording, then the MPAA has absolute control over what it means. The MPAA likes control.

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Posted Dec 22, 2011 0:00 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

That actually begs the question. I'm asking why the MPAA wants to control the application of NC-17. It suits the MPAA's purposes just fine or better if it doesn't control NC-17. (In Valenti's essay, he emphasizes that the purpose the rating system is limited to giving parents information about the suitability of movies for children).

I appreciate MPAA wanting to control in general, but there are millions of irrelevant things the MPAA could control but doesn't; there needs to be a reason.

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