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In which I sue Amazon again

In FTC v. Amazon, the initial opinion was heavily, albeit badly, redacted.  With the able assistance of Paul Alan Levy from Public Citizen, MediaPost and I have moved to unseal the opinion and the documents on which it’s based, on … Continue reading

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FTC rules don’t explain excessive redactions in FTC v. Amazon

F.T.C. v. Amazon.com, Inc., NO. C14-1038-JCC (W.D. Wash. Apr. 26, 2016)   Amazon made it really easy for kids to make in-app purchases in “free” apps; the court agreed with the FTC that this was bad, denying the FTC’s request … Continue reading

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Hidden connections between doctors and the drugs they promote

The violations of the FTC Endorsement Guidelines seem very clear in the stories recounted by this Boston Globe investigation.  H/T ST. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1UyHnQD

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Cardozo Law Advertising Conference Panel 2: Native Advertising

Moderator Felix Wu | Professor and Faculty Director, Cardozo Data Law Initiative, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   Panelists: Shelly Paioff | Deputy General Counsel & Head of Legal, US, Taboola: Taboola is a content recommendation platform—publishers like NBC, … Continue reading

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Advertising law at Cardozo

Cardozo Law Conference: New Impressions of Advertising Law   Panel 1: False Advertising (herein of Pom Wonderful v. FTC) Moderator: Brett Frischmann | Professor and Director, Cardozo Intellectual Property & Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   … Continue reading

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seller-incentivized reviews might be misleading (and violate FTC guidelines)

Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 538458, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Feb. 9, 2016)   The parties (plaintiff d/b/a NutriGold and defendant d/b/a NatureWise) make and sell dietary supplements online, including on Amazon; their competing products  include one … Continue reading

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Reading list: Hoofnagle on FTC Privacy Law

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016) Review copy. The book will be available on Amazon Feb. 5.  This is a detailed, clearly written guide to the FTC, with specific attention to its privacy practices but … Continue reading

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