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new law: internet dating safety act of 2011

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erich37, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    New Laws Targetting Facebook, Social Networks and Dating sites.

    Check out this new proposed law from New York. If you are a company that is either directly or indirectly in the business of dating, ie letting strangers in New York talk to other Strangers in New York you are now supposed to do a brackground check or put up big warning text if someone from New York Registered and you haven’t done a background check on them.
    The proposed law is so broad that any site allowing you to meet strangers falls under the definition.
    ” (B) “internet dating service” means a person or entity directly or indirectly in the business, for profit, of offering, promoting or providing access to dating, relationship, compatibility, matrimonial or social referral services principally on or through the internet.”
    Sites like facebook actually generate more relationships and marriages than the entire dating industry combined, at least according to the large studies we’ve conducted. Facebook also has many dating apps on their platform that allows strangers to meet and date. Social networks like Tagged.com link to dating sites(zoosk) directly from their main menu. It would be extremely hard for Facebook and tagged to argue they are not “indirectly in the business of dating”.
    Unfortunately this isn’t unique to New York as several other states are trying to pass similar laws or they have already been passed. This similar law passed in Texas already forces Facebook to provide warnings to users on signup…. If facebook doesn’t put up a warning than it is on the hook for $750 per user registered in new york. Lets say Faceook has 10 million people from New York that is a fine of $7.50 BILLION dollars.
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just another bullsh*t law to try and exploit money from the online world.
    Luke B likes this.
  3. turtile

    turtile Well-Known Member

    How would that be possible?
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Ah nobody cares =D
  5. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    ouch, that sucks
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I met my wife online back in 84. Didn't need such laws then. :)
    Thank goodness. I may not have been married for 26 years if so.
    EQnoble, Renada and Bob like this.
  7. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    DNS was introduced across the net in 84... interesting :D How did you meet?
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well, if we start forcing background checks online... Let's take it all the way and not allow dating unless thorough background checks are completed for everybody you meet and want to date in real life.
    EQnoble likes this.
  9. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    Does allowing people to just communicate fall under this law?
  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Basically put (warning: ~blah) in your registration with agree to terms like just about every site does that requires a login anyways and problem solved...what does this accomplish exactly...I have no clue. People are pretty much aware of what can happen when you talk to strangers so I don't quite get what a safety disclosure accomplishes but hey whats another feel good law that does nothing else besides being added to the list. Time Well spent(y)

    :ROFLMAO: LOL no no no start at the root of the problem, require a license to date and then everything will be on file already. Sorry :censored:

    I believe this particular bill applies to New York state alone but as far as allowing communication in general , that was never theirs to allow or disallow so I would venture a guess at no.
    a legacy reborn likes this.
  11. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    Exactly my thought...

    imagine facebook having to background check every new members.... and the authority putting charges on them if they can't do it. ouch.
  12. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    What a crock of s**t.
    EQnoble likes this.
  13. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    I would like to see them to this to court...it would get thrown out so fast by any company that has enough money to put up with it(Facebook), they can try and lessen webmaster freedom but in the end all that happens is that their is a spot light that comes down on them and some of the most powerful people and companies frown upon them. Lulz this is gonna fail and put NY back in its place when it does :giggle:
  14. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    So basically NY and Texas have so many nutters with internet connections to justify a warning :ROFLMAO::cry::ROFLMAO:
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    On the plus side, more jobs are being opened up. Facebook will need a background checking department, applications opening soon!!!
  16. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    makes me think about the movie office space...
  17. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    Sounds like a very impractical and possibly illegal idea, maybe New York should be doing back ground checks on everyone that lives there and arresting scum bags before they have time to settle in and get online.
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Like anybody is going to respect this law anyway ..
    Dark Matter likes this.
  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  20. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Does the law come with mandatory STD testing?
    Nick Paolini likes this.

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