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Independent Rating Classification Guidance

Independent Rating Classification Guidance

What is an Independent Rating Classification?

Business entity designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism conducting a rating for the contents of the game product according to the standards for rating classification or separate standards for which an agreement is made with the Game Rating and Administration Committee.

 

Related Laws

  • GAME INDUSTRY PROMOTION ACT Article 21-2 (Designation of Independent Rating Classification Business Entity) (1)
    • The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may designate a business entity allowed to conduct independent rating classification for a prescribed period not exceeding three years among the business entities fulfilling the requirements referred to in paragraph (2) after examining the following matters. In such cases, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may designate it by adding conditions regarding the business operation
      1. Propriety of the plan for operating independent rating classification affairs
      2. Propriety of the plan for contributing to the development of the game industry and creation of a healthy game culture
  • GAME INDUSTRY PROMOTION ACT Article 21-3 (Matters to be Observed by Independent Rating Classification Business Entity, etc.)(1) An independent rating classification business entity shall observe the following
    • He/she shall independently conduct a rating classification according to the standards for rating classification pursuant to Article 21 (7) or separate standards for which an agreement is made with the Committee (including the methods of indicating ratings): Provided, That this shall not apply to game products falling under Article 21 (2) 4 in accordance with the standards for rating classification prescribed by Article 21 (7)
    • He/she shall have a business entity, who has concluded a mediation contract, indicate the result of rating classification under subparagraph 1: Provided, That this shall not apply to the cases of rating classification pursuant to Article 21-5 (1)