Sweden considers scrapping madatory film censorship

At the moment Sweden has four levels of compulsory film classification: ‘all ages’, 7+, 11+ and 15+ (note ’15’ and not ’18’). But a government backed inquiry proposes that this is changed to a voluntary scheme provided that film companies label non-submitted films as ’15+’. Such films will, of course, still be subject to Swedish law when it comes to depictions of extreme forms of violence, sexual violence and coercion.

If the Swedes can do it, why can’t we?

For more details see: http://www.thelocal.se/19976/20090609/


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