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Encyclopedia > Adult Verification System

An Adult Verification System is a computing system used by a website to confirm that the user attempting to access their website is of the age required (usually by law) to view the website's content, which could include sex, nudity, violence or profanity. The system is used to legally protect companies in reguards to laws against Disseminating pornography to a minor. These systems always use a credit card. The Adult Verification System is usually provided by a third-party company. In that way the same company can provide adult verification for multiple websites, thus becoming more user friendly. The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Law Law topics overview List of areas of law List of legal topics List of legal terms List of jurists List of legal abbreviations List of case law lists List of law firms Further reading Cheyenne Way: Conflict & Case Law in Primitive Jurisprudence, Karl... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Sex positions Francoeur, Robert T. (ed. ... Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing. ... Violence refers to acts —typically connotative with aggressive and criminal behaviour —which intend to cause or is causing of injury to persons, animals, or (in limited cases) property. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Disseminating pornography to a minor is the act of showing pornography of any kind to a minor. ...

In 1999, Adult Verification Systems were at the centre of a police crackdown on internet users viewing child pornography, known as Operation Ore, in which web users using an Adult Verification System were identified by their financial records when the company which stored the data, Landslide Inc., went into liquidation. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The term child pornography (sometimes referred to as kiddie porn) generally refers to pornography featuring a child; however, the precise definition of pornography and child varies by region and country. ... Operation Ore was a large-scale international police operation, commencing in 1999, intended to indict thousands of users of child pornography websites. ...

Another problem with this system is that it is easy to use a fake script to trick users into divulging their credit card number to an individual to use for their own purposes. This is credit card fraud. Scripting programming languages (commonly called scripting languages or script languages) are computer programming languages designed for scripting the operation of a computer. ... Credit card fraud is one of many forms of fraud involving credit cards, charge cards, debit cards, or prepaid cards. ...

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ABA Consultation Paper - Restricted Access Systems - EFA response (2554 words)
Furthermore, while the proposal states that the system should invalidate an application if evidence of identity and age has not been produced, the proposed system does not require actual evidence to be submitted.
The proposed system states that a condition of use of an allocated PIN or password should be that it not be provided to a minor.
The implementation of a system for authentication of digital certificates, tied to a scheme for controlling access to a web site, requires the use of technology that is at present well beyond the capability of a typical content provider.
Operation Ore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
Adams contacted nearby Dallas police department and Steve Nelson, a Dallas police officer accessed various child pornography sites using his credit card.
These systems were automated, webmasters could sign up to the system online and people accessing the websites would go through the payment or login system before being granted access.
The principle systems were AVS for Adult Verification System and Keyz because it operated via the keyz.com domain name owned by Landslide.
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