Government Relations News
The 2015 ominbus spending bill retains the requirement that the Federal Trade Commission must complete a cost/benefit analysis before completing the Interagency Working Group for Food Marketed to Children (IWG) report.
This morning, ANA filed comments to ICANN regarding the proposal from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Sub-Group on Geographic Names to expand GAC control over the assignment of geo-based names through the creation of ill-defined new sources of GAC and local government objections.
Earlier this month, the FDA announced its plans to undertake three new studies relating to direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising.
Early in his successful campaign, Bruce Rauner, the Republican governor-elect in Illinois, proposed extending the sales tax to a number of services, including advertising on billboards, radio and television as well as ad agency services.
A political tidal wave swept through our nation’s capital on Tuesday night.
It was recently announced that Vox Populi Registry, an affiliate of Momentous Corp., beat out two other competitors to win the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .sucks contention set, paying over $3 million for the string.
Today, ANA sent a letter to all members of the Illinois delegation to Congress urging them to protect the tax deductibility of advertising.
The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN, which consists of over 100 countries, is considering a proposal sponsored by the GAC Sub-Group on Geographic Names to significantly expand the power of GAC to review new gTLD domain name applications in the proposed second round for domain names which may have some geographic significance, whether they are trademarks, generic names, or corporate names.
This morning, ANA sent a letter to all members of the New York delegation to Congress urging them to protect the tax deductibility of advertising.
Today, ANA joined with other industry groups to file an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.
ANA has filed comments in opposition to the recent proposal from the ICANN Board to dramatically increase the amount of influence the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) has within ICANN.
The Government Accountability Committee (GAC) within ICANN has recently proposed a major amendment to its bylaws that would force ICANN to adopt all GAC advice unless two-thirds of ICANN's non-conflicted board members vote to oppose the advice.
In response to a hearing held on Wednesday, July 30th by the House Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, the ANA, as a part of The Advertising Coalition (TAC), has submitted a statement to be included in the record for that hearing.
In a major victory for television broadcasters, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that Aereo, which allows subscribers to stream over-the-air television programming via the Internet at virtually the same time it is being broadcast, is illegally transmitting copyrighted material.
The industry's Stop Patent Abuse Now (SPAN) coalition has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission and Office of Management and Budget regarding the FTC's decision to conduct a study of patent trolls.
The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) formally issued a request for comment on June 6 in the Federal Register asking stakeholders to answer six general questions on “Big Data” developments and how they impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the Obama Administration’s framework for privacy protections released in February 2012.
ANA has joined with fifteen other industry groups to call for Congress to pass federal data breach legislation this year
In recently released guidelines, entitled “Making Your Privacy Practices Public,” California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris outlined recommendations for businesses to comply with recent changes to the state’s privacy law.
Policy recommendations released today by World Obesity (formerly “IASO”) and Consumers International call on the international community to develop a global convention to fight “diet-related ill health” similar to the legal framework for tobacco control. The set of recommendations to governments includes placing stricter controls on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of “unhealthy” foods to children under the age of 16.
Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) have introduced legislation that would deny the federal tax deduction for advertising of foods of “poor nutritional quality” to children and to brands whose foods are associated with advertising foods of “poor nutritional quality” to children.