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Wireless Content Guidelines Classification Criteria .

Mobile content will be classified as Restricted Carrier Content or Generally Accessible Carrier Content based on existing criteria used to rate movies, television shows, music and games.

Content is generally considered “Restricted” if it contains any of the following restricted content identifiers:

  • Intense Profanity
  • Intense violence
  • Graphic depiction of sexual activity or sexual behaviors – Nudity
  • Hate speech
  • Graphic depiction of illegal drug use
  • Any activities that are restricted by law to those 18 years of age and older, such as gambling and lotteries

Any content that has not been classified as “Restricted Carrier Content” will be considered “Generally Accessible Carrier Content” and will be available to all consumers.

 

CTIA Content Classification Criteria

CA Cellular AccessibleCR Cellular Restricted
Any content from material with the following ratings is generally accessible content:

  • TV-Y
  • TV-Y7
  • TV-G
  • TV-PG
  • TV-14
  • Edited TV-MA (without Restricted Content Identifiers)
  • MOVIE-G
  • MOVIE-PG
  • MOVIE-PG13 with no nudity
  • Edited Movie-R (without Restricted Content Identifiers)
  • ESRB-EC
  • ESRB-E
  • ESRB-10+
  • ESRB-T
Unedited or complete versions of content with the following ratings are restricted content:

  • MPAA-R
  • MPAA-NC 17
  • Movies Unrated
  • TV-MA
  • TV-Adult or Unrated Adult
  • ESRB-M
  • ESRB-A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any material that has been edited from content previously rated by the MPAA, TV Networks or ESRB— or material previously unrated by these same ratings boards — is generally accessible content if it does not contain any of the following Restricted Content Identifiers:

  • Intense profanity
  • Intense violence
  • Graphic sexual activity or sexual behaviors
  • Nudity
  • Hate speech
  • Graphic depiction of illegal drug use
Any material that has been edited from content previously rated by the MPAA, TV Networks or ESRB— or material previously unrated by these same ratings boards — is generally considered restricted content if if contains any of the following Restricted Content Identifiers:

  • Intense profanity
  • Intense violence
  • Graphic sexual activity or sexual behaviors
  • Nudity
  • Hate speech
  • Graphic depiction of illegal drug use
  • Any activities that are restricted by law to those 18 years of age and older, such as gambling and lotteries, are restricted content

 

CTIA Content Classification Criteria-Music and Audio

CA Cellular AccessibleCA Cellular AccessibleCA Cellular AccessibleCR Cellular Restricted
No LabelsCE Cellular Edited Clean LabelCW Cellular Warning Explicit LabelCR Cellular Restricted
  • All songs from nonRIAA Parental Advisory Albums
  • All ringtones with no lyrics
  • All songs from RIAA Parental Advisory Albums that have been edited to remove offensive content (broadcast versions of songs with explicit lyrics)
  • All ringtones and ringbacks that have been edited to remove Restricted Content Identifiers (broadcast versions of songs with explicit lyrics)
  • All complete songs from albums with RIAA Parental Advisory labels that have not been edited
Ringtones and ringbacks from songs from albums with RIAA Parental Advisory labels that have not been edited to remove offensive content or that contain the following Restricted Content Identifiers:

  • Intense profanity
  • Description of intense violence
  • Graphic depiction of sexual activity or sexual behaviors
  • Hate speech
  • Graphic depiction of illegal drug use

 

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