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TV Ratings Reform in Brazil

2006
TV Ratings Reform in Brazil

Brazil

In 2006, the system of indicative classification for television in Brazil was the subject of major reform.
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RapeLay and the Ethics Organisation of Computer Software

2006
RapeLay and the Ethics Organisation of Computer Software

Japan

The rape themes game,  RapeLay, generated significant controversy three years following its release in Japan, after an article in the Belfast Telegraph noted that it was available for sale in the United Kingdom via the Amazon website.
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Acre Time Zone Change

2007
Acre Time Zone Change

Brazil

In Brazil, time zones have proved to be an object of major political contestation regarding TV broadcasting practices and age-based classification. So much so that the time zone of the state of Acre was changed to accommodate TV companies.
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Lust, Caution

2007
Lust, Caution

China

While Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution was exhibited unedited in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, on 1 November 2007 a version with seven minutes of footage removed was released in mainland China, where it ranked third among domestic films at the 2007 box office.
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Dil Dosti Etc

2007
Dil Dosti Etc

India

Unlike cult favourite Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which features characters in the midst of or following their university years, Dil Dosti Etc. (2007) catches its protagonists at their entry into college.
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Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

2008
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

India

Jaane tu… ya jaane na (Whether you know or not, 2008) centres on two best friends, Jai (Imran Khan, nephew of Aamir Khan) and Aditi (Genelia D’Souza), who agree to search for one another’s soul mates while delaying their ultimate and inevitable romantic pairing.
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Teree Sang

2009
Teree Sang

India

Teree Sang (2009) is often described as a remake of Juno (2007), although production began for Teree Sang that same year and the director Satish Kaushik has denied a connection.
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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

2011
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

Japan

Within a month of the release of Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland, the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO) revoked its original A (for All Ages) rating.
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Gal*Gun

2011
Gal*Gun

Japan

Gal*Gun features a “panic button” whereby the player can quickly switch between the main gameplay and what is called the “Mama kita gamen” (Mum has arrived screen).
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Pleasant Goat and the Big Bad Wolf

2013
Pleasant Goat and the Big Bad Wolf

China

Pleasant Goat and the Big Bad Wolf is China’s most popular animation, debuting on television in 2005 and with over 1000 episodes and seven feature length films since.
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