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Old 2009-05-28, 20:55
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
but rather a government telling people what they can and can't look at.
As far as I know, EOCS (sofurin) is simply an independent rating board. If you want their stamp of approval, you send them the game and they'll look through it to make sure it doesn't conflict against any of the rules they set. All member companies are required to get their games (and other related media) validated. The EOCS has no legal enforcement power on their own; they simply advise distributors to not carry games that have not passed their test and are used in around half the prefectures to determine what are "harmful" media. The way I think of it is that it's like the ESRB, where it's not required to get a stamp of approval from them, but good luck trying to sell anything without their approval.
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