Hinch Newman to Host Webinar “Complying with the FCC’s New TCPA Declaratory Ruling.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to hear the latest on TCPA regulations and rulings!

On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission issued its anticipated Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that it previously approved at its June 18 Open Commission Meeting. The Ruling, which was effective upon release, increases the potential for liability under the TCPA. In fact, it is perhaps the most significant consumer protection action by the FCC since establishment of the Do-Not-Call Registry and imposes liability that may be beyond a calling party’s reasonable control. The Ruling will necessarily impact how telemarketers interact with consumers via telephone and SMS text message. TCPA-related class action litigation and regulatory enforcement actions are sure to increase. This complimentary webinar hosted by advertising law attorney Richard B. Newman of Hinch Newman LLP and Ken Sponsler, Vice President of CompliancePoint, will report on the broad-sweeping statutory and policy declarations, and provide strategic guidance on operational compliance alternatives.  Click here to register.

 


FTC Announces Workshop to Examine Online Lead Generation

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education. The workshop, “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” will gather a variety of stakeholders, including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, … Continue reading FTC Announces Workshop to Examine Online Lead Generation

Draft Do-Not-Track Compliance Standard Published

On July 14, 2015, the organization in charge of developing uniform standards for World Wide Web technologies announced the “last call” for a draft proposal on how websites should comply with a user’s “Do-Not-Track” preference. If implemented, the proposal would be the very first formal standard for DNT compliance. The proposed standard describes how service … Continue reading Draft Do-Not-Track Compliance Standard Published


No Immunity for Affiliate Network with Ability to Control Advertising Process

In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission filed a series of lawsuits against affiliate publishers who used “fake news” websites to advertise weight loss products and other merchant offerings.  In one of those lawsuits, the Commission joined with the State of Connecticut to include an affiliate network as a defendant. The complaint alleged, in part, that affiliate … Continue reading No Immunity for Affiliate Network with Ability to Control Advertising Process

Liability for Bogus DMCA Takedown Notices and Counter-Notices

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s mechanisms are an extremely effective way for online marketers to protect their intellectual property rights.  Frequently, the DMCA is also utilized in order to harass online service providers, chill online speech and stifle marketplace competition. When an online service provider is given notice of infringing material being posted on its network, it … Continue reading Liability for Bogus DMCA Takedown Notices and Counter-Notices