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The MPAA’s New Code and Ratings System Goes into Effect

By November 1, 1968

The Motion Picture Association of America’s new Code and Ratings System goes into effect. Age classification will now be the industry’s mechanism for self-controlled censorship.

The ratings system originally ran from G, M, R, to X and later became the G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17 scale still in place today.