Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

  1. Re: Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

    11-03-2011, 10:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kayhynn
    From what I understand, due to COPA laws, anyone under 13 cannot submit. However, their parents can submit for them after a number of legal issues are resolved, things signed, etc.

    That's just a rough understanding on things as I helped research some of the paperwork they had to sign. Someone with better understanding than me would have to comment further.
    If I am not mistaken COPA was struck down in 2007 by the US Supreme Court as being in violation of the First and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

    Pretty sure it was.

    You are no doubt making reference to COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) which does state that a child under the age of 13 must have parental electronic validation to join a site/server/forum, etc. However to submit a score to TG would not in any way be a COPPA violation no more than appearing in a newspaper would be. Checked the law thoroughly on this, by the way.

    Thanks :)
  2. Re: Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

    11-04-2011, 10:13 AM
    Yes COPPA. I mistyped.

    Submitting a score to TG would be a problem because they have to register for the site which registers them for the forum. Children under 13 can't register for the site. Which is why it has to be done through the parents. In addition, TGI is also looking to protect children as well so some of the standards that are in place are more protective than others. It's in the best interest of the child, which I appreciate having a 12 year old myself.
  3. Re: Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

    11-04-2011, 09:49 PM
    Signing up on main site doesn't sign you up for the forums.
  4. Re: Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

    11-05-2011, 08:58 PM
    Congrats to that gifted child but RULES are RULES
  5. Re: Boy appears in Penn Newspaper for Trading Card

    11-08-2011, 08:16 AM
    My son (who is 21 now) had a #1 score on a Super Nintendo game in 1999. He was 8 years old at the time. Search "Brandon Marks" on scoreboard under Judge Dredd game. It was live TG event that I ran in May 1999 at a local bowling alley.
    John Marks
    Jupiter, FL
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