Miss. Code § 11-77-5

Current through 6/1/2024
Section 11-77-5 - Liability of commercial entity that knowingly and intentionally publishes or distributes material harmful to minors on internet for failure to verify age of individual seeking access to material
(1) Any commercial entity that knowingly and intentionally publishes or distributes material harmful to minors on the internet from a website that contains a substantial portion of such material shall be held liable if the entity fails to perform reasonable age verification methods to verify the age of individuals attempting to access the material.
(2) Any commercial entity or third party that performs the required age verification shall not retain any identifying information of the individual after access has been granted to the material.
(3)
(a) Any commercial entity that is found to have violated this section shall be liable to an individual for damages resulting from a minor's accessing the material, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees as ordered by the court.
(b) A commercial entity that is found to have knowingly retained identifying information of the individual after access has been granted to the individual shall be liable to the individual for damages resulting from retaining the identifying information, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees as ordered by the court.

Miss. Code § 11-77-5

Added by Laws, 2023, ch. 513, SB 2346,§ 3, eff. 7/1/2023.