QUOTE(Rootology @ Tue 22nd July 2008, 5:25pm)
QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Tue 22nd July 2008, 4:07pm)
You understand that this applies to COPA (access to porn sites) not COPPA (protects child privacy online,) right? Unless you are an outright porn site this doesn't apply.
No, I'm aware, that's why I specified it directly. Its something to think about, as it will possibly have an impact in how things are viewed legally in regards to open access to "obscene" material, on sites like WMF projects, Flickr, or other user-built/public facing ventures.
COPA has always been very Constitutionally "troubled." I think there might have been an injunction staying enforcement since it became law. That would mean no change anywhere. I don't know much about COPA but I think it required some age verifying means of identification, like a credit card. I think this might have been complied with by porn sites, even while enjoined, because it fit in nicely with their business model anyways. They could probably now use gift cards and non-verified pre-paid debit cards now without concern they would have to change in the future. Some probably will.
Because WMF, Wikia, Flickr etc don't charge anything anyway I think it will make no difference.