The Ministry of Culture decided to toughen fines for violation of the labeling "18 plus"
The Ministry of Culture decided to toughen fines for violation of the labeling "18 plus"
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The Ministry of Culture decided to toughen the fines for violation of the labeling "18 plus"

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation plans to tighten and improve the law on age labeling of products and content. According to the text of the draft, developed by the members of the department and directed for approval by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and the Ministry of Economic Development, in the near future it is planned to increase the amount of fines for violating the age rating marked "18+". Mainly, the Ministry of Culture proposed to increase the upper threshold of the fine by 2.5 times, from 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles. At the same time, the minimum fine is also increased at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture from 2 to 10 thousand rubles.

An interesting step was also the fact that the Ministry of Culture proposed to abandon all intermediate age markings as mandatory. In other words, it will no longer be necessary to mark products and content with the symbols "0+", "8+", "16+" and so on. Such markings will remain at the discretion of the manufacturer or copyright holder. The only mandatory marking will remain, as it is not difficult to guess "18+".

As part of the proposed bill, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation also proposes to completely exclude scenes of erotic content and scenes with violence from trailers and announcements that are played in the cinema before showing films. New amendments and libraries will be affected. According to the draft, if adopted, it will no longer be necessary in libraries to sort books by age ratings and divide the library into sections on this basis.

Recall that age ratings in Russia were introduced in 2012 after the entry into force of the information protection of children. Since that moment, many funny and even absurd incidents related to age ratings have occurred in the cultural sphere of the country. It is also worth noting that in Russia age ratings, in contrast to Western countries, are mostly advisory in nature, and not mandatory.

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