I did a Lawlines CLE entitled Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls & Ramifications. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting some clips from the presentation here that should give you a good idea of proposals the FTC is making to update the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. For a basic introduction of COPPA, go here.
I opened the presentation with a Contracts 101 lesson about why courts refuse to honor contracts with minors and invalidate them. This first clip takes a look at how this accepted rule comes into play in a more modern online world.