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Why is the minimum age for creating a Wookieepedia account 13? And can it be changed? Unsigned comment by 74.104.128.78 (talk • contribs).

  • Hi. That rule is part of Wikia's Terms of Use, and it's there to comply with a federal law called the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA says that commercial websites, like Wikia, can't collect private information from individuals under the age of 13. The creation of an account requires the collection of private information, like an email address. As a result, you can't register if you're under 13. Only the US government can change that law. I hope that explains things! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 15:29, August 23, 2015 (UTC)
    • And just a little further to what Brandon said, Wikia is a US-based company, so they are required to comply with US law. Whether or not you yourself are in the US has no bearing on the point; this is Wikia's house, and Wikia legally has to obey US law. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 16:31, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

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