Departamento de Justiça, Classificação, Títulos e Qualificação
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The DJCTQ, or Department of Justice, Rating, Titles and Qualification (Departamento de Justiça, Classificação, Títulos e Qualificação in Portuguese) rates movies, video games and television programs in Brazil. It is controlled by the Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça). Video games have been rated in Brazil by the DJCTQ since October 2002. The growing game market in Brazil needed a bigger control over the countless games sold in the country every day. It was introduced by Senator José Gregori.
The American system that was being used by some Brazilian distributors, the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board), wasn't adopted for the Brazilian culture, as it kept the ratings in English, which was not appropriate for the Portuguese language and left most consumers uninformed.
Between October 2002 and September 2004, the DJCTQ analyzed and rated over 2,100 electronic games for both consoles and computers.
- Australia - Office of Film and Literature Classification
- Europe (excluding Germany) - Pan European Game Information
- Germany - Voluntary Monitoring Organisation of Entertainment Software
- Japan - Computer Entertainment Rating Organization
- Korea - Game Rating Board
- United Kingdom - British Board of Film Classification
- United States - Entertainment Software Rating Board