I'm not "the age of majority." Any ideas on how I can get around that?

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  1. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Member

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    So, I was looking through the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, and it says you must be the age of majority, which would be 18. I'm only 16. Am I screwed? Anyone have any ideas?

    This kid is only 9, but he was able to submit and get a game on the app store.
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    Use your parent's name and credit card, otherwise it will not work. Make sure you have consent.
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    Should I create a business and have my mom as the owner and myself as her employee?
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    jamil_d Active Member

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    If you create a business, [I think] you need a DBA, and documents to show the validity of your business. Individual is what I did.
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    Well, they've got 3 versions single(yourself) small business(a business without many people in it) and enterprise(a business of 500+ people)

    If I were to say it were a small business, it sounds like I'd just need to think of a name. I'll see what happens if I click that.
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    If you make a business, it has to be a legally register business in you state/province/nation. and you will have to declare many things, I.E. tax's, revenue, profit, expenditures, employees, your employee's personal info, wages.

    and if one ones those details is off, you could be fined, or even go to jail for fraud, so get you parents consent and do it with them.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Legally, you can't agree to the contract, but if you get your parent to agree to it, if there's any legal problems in the future, it's them that will be implicated, not you.

    You can't make a business without registering it, otherwise it's just a name, though in this country you can trade as an individual under a name, without having to register it as a business, but you would still have to get the 'individual' account.
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    If you download it, you are constituting fraud. Apple can revoke your rights to use all iPhone SDKs and OSs.
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    I think it should be legal, if your parents download the SDK, then you assist them in developing the application, and after that, they submit it to the App Store. You're under their employment.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    It's legal, but if there's any legal challenges later it's the parents that will have to deal with it as they are the ones (or one) that accepted the terms.

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