The El Kadsre Media Rating Act, is a law written in 1951 by the Kayos government, which established the El Kadsre Film and Game Rating Board. This law was especially written in order to prevent mental damage to children who have an interest in strong content.
Asides from the EKFGR's establishment, this law also bans underage patrons from viewing films and/or purchasing games that are rated R15, R18, or R20 without adult accompaniment. Films rated X are also banned to the sale of minors and from general public, and breaches are taken seriously.
The beginning of the law shows the principles about the El Kadsre Film and Game Rating Board, that adults have every legal right to see, read, hear, and play what they want, and that minors should be protected from exposure to material that parents find offensive. In addition, the law states the EKFGR has the legal right to ban content that they deem immoral or offensive to standards of morality.
Section 2 of the law states that it is illegal for underage patrons from viewing, buying, or renting films/games that have a restricted rating without adult accompaniment. Any children who are loud or otherwise disturbing to others during the showing of a movie of that rating is also considered a violation.
As of the 1980s, when the internet was launched in El Kadsre, any offenders who breach this law a second or third time may face internet restrictions if they own a computer, game console, or any mobile device they use to access the internet.
If an underage person is caught doing any of the disallowed stuff mentioned in the law, the following actions are usually taken:
- First offense results in a warning letter sent to the family of the offending person.
- Second offense results in a disciplinary hearing between the school the offender is attending and a district court. The school of the offender may confiscate privileges or issue demerits, detentions, suspensions, or even expulsions from that offender.
- Third offense results in the offender facing civil liability from the theater the offender attended the movie in or the retailer the film/game was purchased at, which can include fines and community service orders.
There is an appeal process to this law, but the process is rarely used, only for those who were misidentified as the wrong offender or was accompanied by a parent.
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