Posts from May 2011.

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.

These days, class-action lawsuits for illegal telemarketing calls are popping up like weeds or flowers (depending on your perspective) in a spring garden. The statute in question, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, holds not only the caller responsible for illegal calls, but in some cases, the party on whose behalf the call was made.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law House Enrolled Act 1273, which allows consumers to register their cell phone numbers, prepaid wireless calling, and Internet-enabled VOIP services with the state's existing Do Not Call registry.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Simonoff v. Expedia, Inc., that an email receipt displayed on a computer screen is not an electronically printed receipt under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).

A Missouri tattoo artist named S. Victor Whitmill sued the studio producing the eagerly anticipated movie The Hangover II because, get ready for this, the movie and its promotional material includes reproductions of the tattoo that Whitmill inked onto the face of boxer-turned-thespian Mike Tyson.

On May 11, 2011 Facebook announced that it was again revising its Promotions Guidelines.

Jonathan I. Ezor is one of the organizers of the upcoming 140 Characters Conference: Long Island, being held at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY on May 26th, 2011.

Lustigman Firm attorneys Andrew Lustigman and Jonathan I. Ezor were recently featured in two Mobile Marketer articles by Chantal Tode about cases brought against Google involving smartphone privacy and data collection.

Andrew Lustigman will speak at the Networking DM Panel on Compliance and Regulatory Issues to take place in Whistler, British Columbia on May 3, 2011.


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