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The Internet Has Spoken: When Is A Product "Top Rated"?
It's been a dry spell for my subway series: I haven't seen many good ads to riff on for a while now. This morning, though, I saw an ad with this claim: "The internet's top-rated sheets delivered right to your door."
United States
12 Jul 2019
Virtual Cupids Hit With $3 Million CAN SPAM Judgment
Virtual cupids. It sounds so romantic. But what was at issue in this case was anything but: whether an email service provider could recover as an "internet service provider" against a company flooding its customers' in-boxes with x-rated emails.
United States
16 Apr 2019
Safer For Advertisers? Tumblr Issues New Community Guidelines
Starting September 10th, new updates to Tumblr's community guidelines are going into effect. The new guidelines impose stricter rules on hate speech, violent content and non-consensual sexual images.
United States
5 Sep 2018
The FTC has announced settlements with the operators of a get-rich-quick scheme alleged to have falsely claimed that consumers could earn big money working ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
Company's Terms Restricting Consumer Reviews Get FTC Scrutiny
The FTC recently examined ADT's use of non-disparagement and related provisions in the terms and conditions of its websites and online services directed to consumers.
United States
12 Mar 2018
Love Can't Auto-Renew (Without Consent)
Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley announced today a settlement in a consumer protection action against eHarmony.
United States
23 Feb 2018
Burger King Dives Into Net Neutrality Debate
To illustrate what critics say will happen in the absence of net neutrality rules, Burger King's new "ad" shows customers freaking out in their local Burger King ...
United States
23 Feb 2018
Legalizing Fantasy Sports In New York: An Interesting Precedent For Advertisers?
Here's a summary of the new law from a marketer's point of view.
United States
11 Aug 2016
FTC Will Examine Effectiveness Of Consumer Disclosures
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced last week its plan to host a public workshop on September 15, 2016 called "Putting Disclosures to the Test."
United States
7 Jun 2016
National Marketers Face Class Action Suits Under New Jersey Consumer Protection Law
A surge of recent lawsuits brought under a 30 year-old New Jersey consumer protection law has national marketers and their lawyers huddling.
United States
29 May 2016
Native Advertising: The Old Is New Again
"Native advertising" is generally defined as advertiser-sponsored content that is designed for compatibility with the editorial content in which it is placed.
United States
7 Jul 2015
FTC Shuts Down Revenge Porn Site
Earlier this year, the FTC publicly banned the operator of an alleged "revenge porn" website from sharing nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent.
United States
18 May 2015
Not Satisfied: FTC Says Car Shipment Broker Misrepresented Online Reviews
AmeriFreight, an automobile shipment broker, has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived customers by advertising the quantity and quality of its online customer reviews.
United States
6 Mar 2015
Negative Options: FTC Alleges ROSCA Violations For First Time
Remember ROSCA? That's OK, the FTC just remembered it too. It's the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act and it was enacted about four years ago.
United States
29 Oct 2014
FTC Amends Mail Or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
The Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule requires sellers to have a reasonable basis for stating they can ship ordered items to consumers within the time specified.
United States
7 Oct 2014
Facebook Changes Its Promotions Guidelines
Facebook introduced significant changes to its terms of service recently in an effort to make it easier for businesses to administer sweepstakes, contests and other promotions on its site.
United States
29 Aug 2013
FTC Answers 92 Questions About Its Revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rules
In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("Rules"), the FTC recently published a list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") with information on how to comply.
United States
17 May 2013
FTC Sends Warning To Marketers Of Mobile Apps For Background Screening
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently warned the marketers of several mobile Apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a federal law enforced by the FTC.
United States
13 Feb 2012
Accountability Program Announces Initial Compliance Agreements
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) has announced the first six compliance agreements with online behavioral marketers under its Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program’s (Program) self-regulatory regime.
United States
18 Nov 2011
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