Category Archives: advertising

ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood

Keynote Address, Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, President, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)   Law enforcement has to be moving to the internet, where crime is going. Worked with ISPs on child porn/hash screening. We do hacking, … Continue reading

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ANA conference: keynotes

2015 ANA Conference Keynote Address: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCC Missed most of this due to transit, but he thanked advertisers for defending their interests before the FCC and said they should be involved before an issue reaches his desk.  Not … Continue reading

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UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very different.

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When is a house an advertisement?

Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Kipp Flores Architects, L.L.C., No. 14-50649 (5th Cir. Feb. 26, 2015)   KFA, an architecture firm, got a judgment in a jury trial against a builder, Hallmark Design Homes, for copyright infringement for building hundreds of … Continue reading

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restrictions on lawyer ads touting past results unconstitutional

Rubenstein v. Florida Bar, No. 14–CIV–20786, 2014 WL 6979574 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 9, 2014) Florida bars attorney advertising from referring to past results, which a Bar task force held in 1997 were inherently misleading to laypeople, because cases that appear … Continue reading

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When is a 13-year discrepancy immaterial?

According to the UK ASA, when it’s the difference between 1860 and 1873 as the confirmed date of a bakery’s founding: “We understood that their competitors were much younger, with the oldest having been founded in 1949 and so Warrens … Continue reading

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The language of consumer reviews

Via Eric Goldman’s roundup, the best thing I’ve seen all day: In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language … Continue reading

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