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Combat Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

July 24, 2013
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Recently, 24/7 Media, Adtegrity, AOL, Condé Nast, Google, Microsoft, SpotXchange, and Yahoo!, with the support of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, committed to a set of best practices to address online infringement by reducing the flow of ad revenue to operators of sites engaged in significant piracy and counterfeiting. The Administration strongly supports voluntary efforts...
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“Affiliate Network” of Internet Advertisers — Deceiving Consumers

April 11, 2013
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Defendants will Pay $1 Million to Settle Charges The Federal Trade Commission has charged the Coleadium, Inc. affiliate network which uses the name “Ads4Dough,” and its owner, with recruiting affiliate marketers that made deceptive claims on fake news sites to promote acai berry supplements, and so-called “colon cleansers,” as weight-loss products. According to the...
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False Advertising

March 22, 2011
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“What truth-in-advertising rules apply to advertisers?” Under the Federal Trade Commission Act: •Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive; •Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims; and •Advertisements cannot be unfair. Additional laws apply to ads for specialized products like consumer leases, credit, 900 telephone numbers, and products sold through mail order or...
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Frequently Asked Advertising Questions

April 3, 2009
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FAQ’s: A Guide for Small Business Excerpts from the Federal Trade Commission Internet Advertising Is advertising on the Internet subject to the same laws as other advertising? Yes. Ad claims on the Internet must be truthful and substantiated. Visit Advertising and Marketing on the Internet: The Rules of the Road for more information. Dot...
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