Regulatory Rumblings

Update: New TLD “.sucks” Creates Further Uproar

Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:55am ET

In our previous post last month on this hot issue, we urged ANA members to protest this new money-making scheme by ICANN which creates price gouging of brand owners and at the same time price subsidies for so-called protest sites. A new wrinkle in this debate has created additional furor, namely, ICANN would receive up to an additional $1 million for granting the registry agreement to the current ...


Tax Day and the Threat to Advertising

Posted: Apr 15, 2015 12:00am ET

In an apparent symbolic gesture, the Senate Finance Committee chose April 15th as the day for the business community and other groups to provide their comments in regard to tax reform.


Important Changes at the FCC Bring New Challenges for Advertisers

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 9:15am ET

At last week’s Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, dozens of knowledgeable and informative speakers addressed a variety of important legal, legislative, and regulatory topics for advertisers.


2015 Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference Raises Key Questions for Advertisers

Posted: Mar 24, 2015 11:00am ET

ANA’s Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference takes place March 31-April 1 in Washington, DC this year.


New gTLD “.sucks” is Continuing to Cause Trouble for Brands

Posted: Mar 20, 2015 11:30am ET

Now that the U.S. Senate hearing on the proposal by the Department of Commerce to transition the U.S. government’s roles overseeing ICANN’S authority over Internet governance has been completed, ICANN is preparing for the upcoming Buenos Aires meeting in June and needs to deal with another uproar over domain name gouging: “.sucks”.


Senate Finance Committee Requesting Comments on Tax Reform

Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:00am ET

The Senate Finance Committee is requesting ideas on how to fix the nation’s broken tax code to make it simpler, fairer, and more efficient.


Business Community Wins Important Supreme Court Victory on State Tax Challenges

Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:00pm ET

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision today which protects the ability of business groups to challenge state tax laws. Last fall, ANA joined with several other industry groups to file an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the Court.


The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights is Wrong

Posted: Mar 2, 2015 12:00am ET

President Obama’s recent announcement of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights unfortunately is a major step in the wrong direction. It will divert attention and energy from critical data security legislation and will not materially aid the privacy debate.


New Internet Regulation Rules Hold Great Significance for Advertisers

Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:00am ET

Yesterday’s approval by the Federal Communications Commission of new Internet rules is a landmark change in the Internet regulatory landscape.


Digital Advertising Alliance Launches Valuable Tools to Protect Consumers’ Privacy

Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:00am ET

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) today launched two new mobile tools for consumers – "AppChoices" and the "DAA Consumer Choice Page for Mobile Web."