Regulatory Rumblings

A Second Look at the Pew Public Perceptions of Privacy Study

Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:00am ET

Pew’s recent study, “Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era,” shined a light on the fact that “the majority of adults [in the U.S.] feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.”

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What the Midterm Results Mean for Advertisers

Posted: Nov 6, 2014 12:00am ET

The 2014 midterm elections have been surprising and record-setting in more ways than one – most notably in the billions of dollars spent on the 1.5 million political ads that just ran in this midterm election and the high number of Democratic incumbents unseated.

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ANA Sends Letter to ICANN on Proposal Regarding Geographically Related Domain Names

Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:00am ET

Today, ANA sent a letter to Thomas Schneider, the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Chair, and Peter Nettlefold, ICANN CCWG on Country and Territory Names, asking them to extend the deadline for comments regarding a proposal to expand the GAC’s ability to veto geographically related domain names.

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gTLD Update: Auctions for the New gTLDs; Whether to Trust Industry, Profession, and Geographic gTLDs

Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:00am ET

While many, myself included, have discussed the uninspiring registration numbers for most of the new gTLDs, there are certain numbers that have been eye-popping: the amounts that are being paid for many of the gTLDs in auction.

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ANA Calls on New York Delegation to Oppose Ad Tax Proposal that could Significantly Impact the State’s Economy

Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:00am ET

In case you missed it, today Politico Morning Tax and New York Capital Playbook included the letter that ANA sent to all members of the New York Delegation marking the start of Advertising Week in New York.

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ANA Files Comments in Opposition to ICANN’s GAC Proposal

Posted: Sep 12, 2014 12:00am ET

In response to a new and worrisome proposal put forth by the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ANA today filed comments in opposition to this overbroad step by the Board.

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ANA Helps Defeat “Local Choice” Threat to Broadcast Advertisers

Posted: Sep 10, 2014 12:00am ET

A recent proposal that would require an a la cart approach to broadcasting and that would have adversely affected advertisers was successfully combatted this week.

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gTLD Update: The GAC and the Future of the Internet

Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:00am ET

In shorthand, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is the entity that controls the rules of the road when it comes to the internet.

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Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:00am ET

Because of the explosive growth of the top level domain and secondary level domain system managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel’s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area.

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Time for Data Security Law is Now

Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:00am ET

Data security is an increasingly important issue for advertisers around the globe.

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