Comment: A tempest in a teapot?

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A tempest in a teapot?

There is no question that the PTB are determined to control the internet as well as the younger generation. However, because the info in this draft is outside my area of knowledge, I sent it to an advisor of mine who is a retired attorney and who among other things once worked at the Justice Dept. This is what he said about it:

"A tempest in a teapot. The reason for the 18 year old requirement in the terms of service agreement is that unless you are eighteen, you are not lawfully competent to agree to the terms of service agreement.

No one will ever be criminally prosecuted for claiming they are 18 so they can access the site, just as no one has ever been sued. The provision is put in to "estopp" those under 18 from claiming lack of consent in the event the web site owner wants to sue them. Estoppel in the law is a doctrine which says, in effect, you cannot take advantage of your own wrong doing, e.g. if you lie and say you are 18 and another person relies on it, you cannot then deny it. (The exception, of course is statutory rape, where all the laws are now loaded against males)."

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley