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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.

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American Media Named in Latest Class Action over Subscriber Information Sales

Magazine publishers and list managers take note.  American Media is the latest magazine publisher to be hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating subscribers’ privacy rights by selling information about them without written consent.  The suit is part of a growing trend, following similar allegations in the past year against leading media companies like Conde Nast parent company Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.,  Hearst Communications Inc. and Reader’s Digest publisher Trusted Media Brands, Inc., to challenge list rental practices under a long-ignored Michigan statute enacted in the wake of the Robert Bork Supreme Court nomination proceedings. Read More ›