Oh yeah, fun stuff isn't it? I don't see the point of it seeing as a kid can probably fake all the info they want anyways. The Trek BBS hasn't upgraded with it yet, but I am at other UBB boards that have, and it looks stupid.
We appreciate your concern. It is noted and stupid.
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Actually, the law has legit reasons... We collect "personal information" and make it publicly available. Thus the "Privacy Protection Act" prohibits it...
It's meant to do good, but just ends up being a pain in the ass.
The "proof" involves stating one's age by clicking a link. You click the over-13 link, and you're allowed to register immediately. You click the under-13 link, and you're allowed to register, but have to print out a permission form that must be faxed/snailmailed to the admins by parents... *rolls eyes*
We're complying for the sake of compliance - I don't want to get hit by a fee or anything.
The act effects and US-based site, any site that targets US kids, or any site that resides on a server located in the US. We match the first and last criteria, and partially the second (as kids do like sci-fi & Trek & stuff...)
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Well, if you're over thirteen (or is it thirteen and over?), it wouldn't affect you anyway. If there's anyone here who's young enough for the law to apply, technically their profiles should be romoved and they would have to reregister w/ parental permission. 'Course, if we don't know they're that young, I guess there isn't much to be done.
So, if anyone's under thirteen, and concerned about staying legal, I guess you should let CC know. But, like I said, if you don't tell anyone, no-one can do anything. But that would be illegal, so it really isn't recommended.
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