Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wordpress does offer a voluntary age verification scheme that is COPA-like

I’ve notice that Wordpress does offer an age-verification plug-in, although it appears to require honesty on the part of the viewer.  The plugin would ask the visitor to verify her age before viewing content.  This would not have completely satisfied the requirements of COPA (Child Online Protection Act) had it been upheld, because it probably can’t verify age fully.  But even credit card or driver’s license verification is far from foolproof anyway.

The link on Wordpress is here.

It’s a good idea to keep track of the capabilities of service providers to provide voluntary verification and filtering schemes, anyway.  All very libertarian. 

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