Brewing Interest in Age Verification…

I apologize for not having made a post in awhile but lately I’ve been really busy.

It seems things are really cooking in the age verification space which is exciting to see! Not sure if you saw the announcement from Anheuser-Busch a few weeks ago related to their upcoming launch but according to this article, they will use an age verification system before granting consumers access to BudTV as well as all their websites. I suspect that after the King of Beers takes the lead, other brewers will soon follow.

In other age verification related news, final arguments for both sides of the high profile case concerning the implementation of the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) have concluded. This act requires age verification of adults accessing internet material that is deemed harmful to minors. I served as an expert witness for the Department of Justice on this case which was remanded from the Supreme Court to the district court in Philadelphia. A ruling is expected early next year so I’ll keep you posted on the outcome.

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