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In-app purchases made by minors are binding or not, what do you think?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Junkfood00, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    I'm sick of those parents who claim no responsibility for their children's in-app purchases and fight it legally to get back their money.

    They are 100% responsible for any actions by their kids and they are 100% liable to pay the money to the developer.

    No one told those fucktards to add a credit card, login to the account then hand over the ipad to their kid, without adding a pin code or some sort of protection. The app does indeed say it's FREE to download but it never stated it's COMPLETELY FREE and suitable for minors. Either add a fucking block, check for in-app items for sale or don't go full retard.

    If I load a pre-paid sim card with $100 and I give the phone to a kid and he makes expensive international calls, then it's totally my fault for handing it over.
     
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  2. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    I would totally fight it legally too if it happened to me, within reason.

    If I got stung for like $5 because of an in-app purchase on a legitimate game, made by a kid, that's no big deal. The problem I see is, there are games that are being specifically designed to trick and encourage kids to make these purchases. Some of these purchases have sky high prices for the most pointless shit in barely real games. I'm not sure if they changed this, but last time I checked if you wanted to download a free game from the app-store, you had to enter your password first, but there was a grace period after that where in-app purchases could still be made because the password had been entered recently.



    People who make apps like the above are pieces of shit and deserve to be sued.
     
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  3. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Ahh yeah. There are apps using unethical and probably illegal marketing methods. But most apps follow Apple's guidelines and policy and they aren't luring anyone into any purchases. Apple is actually good at kicking out developers violating their guidelines. And children usually download popular games, that's where these incidents happen. I don't own a device with iOS but I'm pretty sure there is a lock for purchases and it's the parents responsibility to have it on.