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On January 7, 2010 By Abbey Morrow
Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, [...]Continue Reading →
Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising, coming to you soon in Volume 12, No. 1 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association whose members include film [...]Continue Reading →
Disney’s Baby Einstein, the wildly popular brand of DVDs, CDs, and toys designed for infants, has been making headlines with its new refund program for DVDs purchased between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009. Protesters of Baby Einstein see this as Disney’s admission that the DVDs do not, in fact, make your [...]Continue Reading →
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to punish bloggers who fail to disclose to readers their relationship with advertisers. The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.
TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.
Federal [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, professors from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania introduced a new survey evaluating consumers’ feelings regarding online tracking. As it turns out, almost two-thirds of those polled oppose online tracking by advertisers. Specifically the survey polled over 1,000 adult Internet users in the context [...]Continue Reading →
On September 13, 2009 By Jeremy Francis
Web privacy has been an important issue since the Internet came into being, but in the past few months the topic has been thrust into the national spotlight. The newfound prominence of web privacy issues has come largely from a bill being drafted by Congressman Rick Boucher, a Virginia Democrat who [...]Continue Reading →
With over 12 million American adults maintaining a blog, over 15 million active blogs, and an estimated Internet audience of 188.9 million, the popularity of blogs is undeniable. Bloggers clearly command a large, worldwide audience and their potential for reaching millions of people has not gone unnoticed. Companies have [...]Continue Reading →
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently hosted a workshop in Seattle that dealt with how digital rights management (DRM) has affected consumers of products ranging from music, to movies, to video games. While the workshop did not produce new regulations, individuals and organizations representing the various [...]Continue Reading →
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