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Advertising Law Blog

The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

Showing 7 posts by Tamara Carmichael.

Germany Considers Fining Social Media Platform’s Failure to Remove Illegal Content

In the wake of recent public dialogue about whether or not social media plays a role in the outcome of public events, this week, German Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, has proposed a law that would see social media sites face fines of up to 50 million euros if they fail to remove illegal content from their platforms. This comes on the heels of analogous discussions in the U.S. about social media platforms' role in disseminating, and obligations to review and remove, now-coined “fake news” content. Most recently, on March 13th, 2017, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, again defended his company against assertions that by failing to remove false content from the platform, Facebook plays a role in promulgating “fake news.” Following a November 2016 Facebook post in which Zuckerberg addressed the need to weigh the removal of “fake” or illegal content from the platform against the preservation of freedom of expression, Zuckerberg touted accusations that Facebook wants “fake news” as “crap.” Commenting at a recent talk at North Carolina A&T State University, Zuckerberg rejected the notion that Facebook views “fake news” articles as a means of inducing more “clicks.” Read More ›

NAD Considers Retailers Native Advertising

On December 22, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued the Native Advertising: A Guide for Business (the “Native Advertising Guide”). The Native Advertising Guide was published to help companies determine when and how to disclose what content is native advertising. Read More ›

Olshan Advertising Practice Recommended in The Legal 500 2016

Olshan listed in The Legal 500, a London-based directory of leading lawyers for Media, Technology & Telecom work (Advertising, Marketing & Promotions) in Tier 3 in its 2016 edition. Read More ›

CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising

In two recent decisions, CARU considered children’s “bead” art playsets and reinforced that advertisers must clearly disclose information about what products are included in the initial purchase, and avoid creating the impression that a product can perform in a manner that it cannot. Read More ›

Olshan Advertising Attorneys Present ABA May 2016 Consumer Protection Update

Summary of the significant developments in consumer protection law during March - April 2016. Read More ›

New EU-US Data Safe Harbor Agreement

Calmer seas are on the horizon for businesses transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. as negotiators are reported to have agreed today to a new framework for data transfers. Read More ›