serial_crusher: By requiring that websites extend this choice to minors, the bill sets up a big task for online companies. They'll now have to figure out how to determine which users are under 18 and in California.Well, you could just give the same feature to everybody. Implementing this sort of thing can be a pain in the ass, but on the surface it doesn't sound much different than the laws they already have in the EU.
Warlordtrooper: SevenizGud: Shall we allow them to delete their embarrassingly bad grades, also?Because nothing says "successful policy" like indoctrinating our kids into a culture of 'poor decisions have no consequences".Not that I agree with this law at all but its a reactionary law stemming from a real social problem. Just because actions have consequences doesn't mean those consequences should be of a nuclear proportion. It seems like more than ever before the a persons minor transgressions from being a dumb kid are following them around for their entire life. Yes actions should have consequences but the consequences should be proportional to the action.
God-is-a-Taco: This ranks up there with "series of tubes". These people are in no position to dictate rules on something they cannot understand.
Callous: God-is-a-Taco: This ranks up there with "series of tubes". These people are in no position to dictate rules on something they cannot understand.This is why we need term limits and younger blood in office.
Gyrfalcon: All websites, including social media giants Facebook and Twitter, will now be required to give those under 18 an opportunity to delete harmful photos and posts.I can see where this will fail immediately.It's permissive, not mandatory. The duty falls upon the minor to request the photos to be removed, not upon the media provider to inform the minor that such photos or posts exist and ask if they wish them to be removed. The only duty imposed on the provider is that the minor be advised that such opportunity exists, which duty could be (and likely will be) achieved by legal wording buried in the TOS.Oh, and there's a handy out, in case you're wondering how reposts would be affected: They're not. The relevant language:(d) An operator shall be deemed compliant with this section if:(1) It renders the content or information posted by the minor user no longer visible to other users of the service and the public even if the content or information remains on the operator's servers in some form.(2) Despite making the original posting by the minor user invisible, it remains visible because a third party has copied the posting or reposted the content or information posted by the minor.So, this bill is feel-good b/s that imposes no duty on anyone, can be enforced by no one, and is, essentially, worthless. Full text of the bill and the incorporation into California's Business and Professions Code here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=2 0 1320140SB568
nyseattitude: OgreMagi: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: California will be shocked to discover large parts of the Internet don't care about California laws.Something being impossible or not legally enforceable has not stopped the politicians in this state before. Why would they care now?Care to elaborate?
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: California will be shocked to discover large parts of the Internet don't care about California laws.
gaspode: Facebook and Twitter absolutely will have to comply with it though. They are both based in Cali. Of course it will be laughably ineffective but they will have to do something to appear to comply.
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