Regulatory Rumblings Archive

August 2017


“Adolescent Creep” is Edging too Far

Posted: Aug 24, 2017 11:45am ET

In our last blog post, we discussed an overly restrictive proposal in Canada that is aimed at severely curtailing advertising of certain types of food and beverages to children. While the problems with this proposal range from the definition of “unhealthy” to the vast amount of media for which advertising would be banned, the most worrisome to the ad community is that the age limit for “chil ...

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Canada, UK Take Aim at Legitimate Food Marketing

Posted: Aug 21, 2017 9:15am ET

Even though all varieties of truthful and non-deceptive food advertising have long received commercial speech protections under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, this is not the case in other countries – even our next-door neighbors.

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Advertisers Welcome New FCC Commissioners

Posted: Aug 3, 2017 4:00pm ET

Today, the Senate approved the nominations for Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to fill the two vacant Commissioner seats at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Carr, a Republican, and Rosenworcel, a Democrat, will both bring many years of experience and expertise in telecommunications to the FCC regulatory arena and will serve as fair and thoughtful Commissioners.

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