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Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Patrick Evans
  • Date: Sat Apr 22 10:16:33 2000

On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

> i was actually implying that if you asked and found out they were 12,
> you've just broken the law.  the only problem (as i see it) is there's
> no way for you to collect the age information *without* possibly
> breaking the law.
Simple, really. Just send an email to every single parent in the world
with a breakdown of what you're doing, and ask for prior written
consent before launching your site, and if they refuse, demand that
they return a signed disclaimer. If they fail to respond at all, well,
at least you tried, no?

Spam? No - federal requirement!

Patrick Evans - Sysadmin, but most certainly not a lawyer