Posts from November 2012.

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.

Advertisers typically take comfort if their advertising has been approved by the governing regulatory agency. A recent NAD decision in the pet care context places that long-standing belief into jeopardy.

By William MacDonald*

The Center for Copyright Information will soon implement a subscriber monitoring and alert system in which copyright owners and ISPs will monitor Internet traffic in an attempt to help identify potentially infringing peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material.

In recent days, numerous Facebook users have posted a legal-sounding statement as an update to their pages containing some version of the following:

Effective November 12, 2012, sweeping new telemarketing legislation is now in effect in New York.

Earlier this year, Oracle sponsored a contest that was advertised on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers.

The Western District of Washington has joined the Northern District of Illinois and the entire state of California as a hotbed of activity for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits.

The National Association of Attorneys General has announced the Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2012.

The seriously impacted by Hurricane Sandy may raise the possibility of potentially breaching contracts.

Andrew Lustigman will speak at the 34th Annual Promotion Marketing Law Conference in Chicago, IL on November 13-14, 2012.

It is not always easy to distinguish between telemarketing and informational calls because the line between the two can often become blurred.


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