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Big Bird Goes Digital: The FCC Undertakes to Modernize Children’s Television

USA - October 18 2018 It has taken a while, but the FCC has finally realized that the Children’s Television Act (CTA or “Kidvid” as it is called in the industry) is more…

Court Sets Important Limits on Ability of FTC to Challenge Past Conduct

USA - October 17 2018 Believe it or not, the FTC’s power is not limitless. We wrote previously on an antitrust decision (FTC v. Shire ViroPharma) limiting the FTC’s ability…

Insights into the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

USA - October 12 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plays a significant role in regulating consumer financial services providers and vendors, including advertisers and…

Insights into the FTC and the Utah Department of Commerce: Consumer Fraud and Business Symposium

USA - October 8 2018 On September 20, 2018, the FTC and Utah Department of Commerce held a symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah, discussing, among other things, how the two…

Demystifying the NAD Referral Process

USA - October 4 2018 What does it mean when the National Advertising Division refers a case to the Federal Trade Commission? At this year’s NAD Annual Conference, Mary K…

The Definition of Autodialer Under the TCPA: A Tale of Two Courts

USA - October 3 2018 What is an autodialer under the TCPA? That’s a good question and one with which courts across the country are struggling as much as Charles Darnay…

“Money, It’s a Gas” - Bureau Director Smith Makes NAD Debut

USA - September 28 2018 To kick off this year’s National Advertising Division Annual Conference, Andrew Smith—the FTC’s new Director of the Consumer Protection…

USPS Proposal May Cause Direct Mail Advertisers To ‘Go Postal’

USA - September 20 2018 Readers of this blog often learn how the government regulates modern instruments for customer engagement - social media, texting campaigns, e-commerce…

FTC Remedy Wars - Part Deux

USA - September 13 2018 The ink was barely dry on our Monday blog when a new skirmish broke out (both on Twitter and in official records) in the FTC’s long-brewing remedy…

Internet Vendors Need to Pay Attention to these States After U.S. Supreme Court Alters Sales Tax Collection Standard

USA - September 12 2018 Venable clients that engage in selling goods and/or services over the internet should evaluate whether the recent Supreme Court decision in South…