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Deadline Approaching: Action Required by December 31 To Avoid Losing DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

USA - October 25 2017 The U.S. Copyright Office is making changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor agent registration process. The changes impact…

Behavioral Advertising Company That Dropped “Zombie” Cookies Can’t Use Verizon’s Arbitration Clause To Avoid Class Action Lawsuit

USA - October 25 2017 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a non-party online behavioral advertising firm could not benefit from the arbitration clause in the…

Paid to Post? #FTCAdvice for Influencers

USA - September 29 2017 In our previous blog post, “#CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirements,” we discussed a…

#CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirements

USA - September 19 2017 In 2017, being a “social media influencer” can mean big bucks. Companies are increasingly eager to pay individuals with large social media followings…

Privacy Hat Trick: Three New State Laws to Juggle

USA - July 31 2017 Nevada, Oregon and New Jersey recently passed laws focusing on the collection of consumer information, serving as a reminder for advertisers…

A Deeper Dive Into the FTC Crack-Down on Social Media Influencers: What You Should Know Before You Post

USA - July 18 2017 In our previous blog post, “Brands Beware!!! FTC Scrutinizing Influencer Posts for Compliance with Endorsement Guides,” we reported that the Federal…

Political Polarization in a Programmatic World

USA - July 13 2017 In an era of heightened political awareness and division, brands are more and more sensitive to the nature of the content where their online ads are…

Dish Network to Dish Out $341M for TCPA Violations

USA - June 30 2017 Two recent judgements against Dish Network LLC (“Dish”) for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and similar state and federal…

Brands Beware!!!! FTC Scrutinizing Influencer Posts for Compliance with Endorsement Guides

USA - April 24 2017 In response to a petition from a coalition of consumer groups last year complaining about the need for disclosures by social media influencers, the…

Consumer Review Fairness Act’s Point of “No Return”

USA - April 17 2017 On December 14, 2016 the United States Congress passed an act known as the "Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016" ("CRFA"). The stated goal of this…