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Australia approves mandatory age verification for Internet content
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 28 December 2007 11:30

From DailyTech:

New rules seek to shield minors and bolster the country’s already strict censorship laws

January 20 will mark an era for Australian Internet content, as sweeping new rules will take affect that enforce mandatory age-verification on mature or adult-oriented web pages and services.

According to a press release from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), “content service providers” are required to verify and enforce the minimum age of all individuals attempting to access content that is rated according to the Australian classification office’s MA15+ (mature, restricted to age 15 and up) or R18+ (restricted to age 18 and up) ratings.

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