Well, it's easier to bring out the anger and paranoia in people than I thought. It's almost Pavlovian: mention the FCC or RIAA and immediately you get "FUCK YOU" and "big brother" everywhere. Screw what the article actually says.
"Parents must have access to control technologies that can appropriately limit their children's exposure to unsuitable material," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
Seriously, if a parent doesn't want their kid to see sex/violence on TV, don't let them watch those shows; if they don't want them to play violent games, don't let them play them. If parents would do their jobs this joke of a government branch wouldn't even exist.
The problem isn't censoring content for minors, the problem is when governments and/or corporations are allowed to create technology that censors content for all... All we need to to have ultra-conservative fundamentalists running things and have access to technology which allows them to socially engineer content for everyone based on their narrow view of morality.
Politics and the "R" word are about controlling to population through controlling the access to information, the last thing in the world that they want is free thinking individuals making up their own minds and deciding what is right and wrong, within reason of course... there are after all common sense universally applicable right and wrong concepts, activities, ideas, etc.
It sounds like very few of you who posted comments actually have kids.
That being said - there is only one person / place / or thing parent can point a finger of blame at for how their child developed and what they were exposed to during their youth. And that is themselves.
Take control parents. And most importantly - be the role model your kids need most !!!!