I wasn't being specific, although the cookie notice exists because of a stupid law indeed. And I really hope from the bottom of my heart that the ignorant people behind that law will be bombarded with cookie notices on every website that they will visit, on a daily basis.Mess wrote:And we make you the judge of whats silly and what not, right?
In Germany - if I am not mistaken - they require an imprint page.
In USA it would be prudent to have a DMCA policy page if you have a community with lots of members who post stuff. And you also have to comply to COPPA (that is nonsense to me but at least it is buried in the ACP).
And probably there's other stuff required in other places of the world. And not every one needs it which can only mean... extensions.
Otherwise imagine phpBB with at least a DMCA and an imprint page residing at the footer next to "Delete all board cookies" and a cookie notice appearing on every page.
The user wants to see content, information, media, conversations etc. and a clean interface. Whatever law requires from webmasters to add useless stuff on their pages that distract the user from what he really wants, is most likely silly.
What's your opinion on the matter?