1985, the RIAA has labeled music releases containing explicit
lyrics, including explicit depictions of violence and sex, with a
parental advisory so parents can
determine whether that album is appropriate for their child.
The RIAA created and administers the
Parental Advisory program. Individual record companies decide which
releases should be labeled.
Many retailers have in-store policies forbidding the sale of records
containing the Parental Advisory Label to those younger than 18, though
selling such records to minors is not unlawful. Policies regarding
the sale of stickered records are made at the retail-level.
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