Subscribe

RSSAdd blog to your RSS reader

All Topics

Contact Us

212.451.2258

ADVERTISING@OLSHANLAW.COM

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 4 posts in Amazon.

FTC Challenges Fake Paid-For Reviews on Amazon for The First Time

As we have discussed previously, the prevalence of Internet usage in everyday life has led to an e-commerce market whereby consumers are able to post online reviews of a vast range of products and services. For the most part, such reviews are made public without regard to the relevant expertise of the reviewers, and with little to no oversight as to the legitimacy of such reviews. You can see our prior articles on this topic here and here. Against this backdrop, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has brought a claim against a marketer for the deceptive use of fake, paid-for reviews on an independent retail website for the first time. The FTC’s enforcement efforts in this regard should signal to marketers that the FTC is taking such actions seriously. Read More ›

Summary Judgment Granted Against Amazon for In-App Charges Incurred by Children

Federal Trade Commission v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 2:14-cv-01038 (W.D. Wash.) April 26, 2016 Read More ›

FTC Alleges Amazon Unlawfully Billed for Unauthorized In-App Charges

The FTC has filed a complaint against Amazon.com, Inc. alleging the company has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children. Read More ›

New FTC Mobile Privacy Report: Trust Through Transparency

On February 1, 2013, the FTC released its latest privacy-focused report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency. Read More ›

Back to Page