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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 6 posts from April 2010.

Costco Settles Consumer Class Action Suit

Companies charging their customers annual membership fees should take notice of a recent lawsuit that cost retail giant Costco quite a bit of money. Read More ›

FTC to Create Privacy Framework for Social Networking

In response to a call by four U.S. senators and others for greater oversight into the use of personal information by social networks like Facebook, the FTC announced Tuesday (according to the Washington Post) that it was going to examine these networks' collection and use of data and "develop a framework governing privacy going forward." Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman to Present on Sweepstakes and Contest Promotions on the Domestic and International Scene

Andrew Lustigman to present on Sweepstakes and Contest Promotions on the Domestic and International Scene at the May 12, 2010 meeting of the International Intellectual Property Society. Read More ›

Amazon.com Sues North Carolina over Demand for Purchaser List

In addition to the ongoing fight between Amazon.com and states seeking to levy sales taxes based on its associates (affiliate) program, the retailer has recently brought a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina. Read More ›

FTC Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Guidelines for COPPA Compliance

At the recent ABA Roundtable on Social Media Law co-sponsored by The Lustigman Firm, one of the topics of discussion was the FTC's enforcement of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). Read More ›

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