Government Relations News
ANA Applauds Representatives Goodlatte and Berman for Urging Department of Commerce to Halt ICANN Domain Expansion Plan
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised two Congressmen, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, and Howard Berman, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for sending an unequivocal letter to John Bryson, Secretary, Department of Commerce. The Goodlatte-Berman letter urges the DOC to take all steps necessary to encourage ICANN to undertake further evaluation and review before expanding the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) under ICANN's plan, set to begin January 12, 2012.
ANA Applauds Strong Letter from FTC to ICANN Citing Major Concerns About Top-level Domain Expansion Program
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) , the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for sending a detailed, 15-page letter to ICANN’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, and its President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom, expressing major concerns regarding ICANN’s plan to greatly expand generic top-level domains (gTLDs), starting January 12, 2012. The letter specifically highlights “the potential for significant consumer harm resulting from the unprecedented increase in gTLDs.”
ANA testified at a hearing on Wednesday before two Subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the food marketing proposal of the Interagency Working Group (IWG).
The Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission have sent a letter to Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee addressing his recent letter in regard to the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.
ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief in opposition to a series of graphic warnings required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on all tobacco products and advertising.
If your company uses outdoor advertising in the State of Missouri to reach consumers, we urge you to contact members of the Missouri General Assembly in support of reasonable reform of the laws regulating billboards.
ANA, along with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its Dot Com Disclosures business guidance publication.
ANA has written to the President of ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce expressing our concern with ICANN’s recent approval of a program that will vastly expand the availability of Generic Top Level Domain Names (GTLDs).
On July 14, ANA filed comments with the FTC in regard to the Interagency Working Group (IWG) report on food marketing to children.
The Sensible Food Policy Coalition, which represents advertisers, media and food and beverage marketers, has released important data showing how the guidelines for advertising proposed by the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Food Marketed to Children would impact the U.S. economy.
The Advertising Coalition (TAC), of which ANA is a founding member, filed comments on Monday with the FDA on its Notice on online drug promotion, including the use of social media to market prescription drugs.
In the case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, the Supreme Court has struck down a California law that restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, holding that the law violates the First Amendment.
The marketing community has won a major victory in a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving data mining.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on Monday that it has approved the plan for unlimited new gTLDs, and that ICANN will be taking applications from January 12 to April 12, 2012. What will this mean for your brands?
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to update a publication entitled: “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising.”
Dan Jaffe, ANA’s Executive Vice President, Government Relations, gave an oral statement, posted below, at the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children Public Forum. The IWG, made up of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released proposed guidelines on food marketing to children on April 28, 2011.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate on May 3rd passed SB761, legislation that would broadly regulate all online data collection and impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:30 pm on SB761, legislation to impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
Major Proposal from Interagency Working Group Calls for Voluntary Restrictions on Food Marketing to Children
The Interagency Working Group has released its recommendations for food marketing to children.