Age Verification Problem for Content on the Go

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porn.jpgPorn is extremely powerful. Some hate it; others can’t get enough of it. It is also one of the factors that made DVD the success story that it is today. Porn is among one of the reasons why VHS beat out BetaMax. But pornography is also something many people don’t want to see in their neighborhoods or around their kids. On TV it is easy enough to “lock out” those channels, and there are software to block Web sites. So what’s the problem with mobile phones? Basically the problem is that mobile content providers might not be able to easily verify the age of users.

Today it isn’t uncommon for teens, tweens and even the occasional post-toddler to have a mobile phone. According to Jupiter Research adult content on mobile devices could be worth about $3.3 billion (that’s billion with a B) by 2011. That’s a lot of green made from seeing a bit of flesh. This will be an issue that we’re sure will be watched closely.

[Via Multichannel News]

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