Regulatory Rumblings

Industry and Lawmakers Take Steps to Battle Patent Trolls

Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:00pm ET

In a time when the Congress too often looks like it cannot agree on anything, one issue seems to be gaining both momentum and increasing bipartisan support. That issue is combating the growing business of patent trolling and the legislative proposals to curb it.

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Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidelines for Expansion of Self-Regulatory Principles to Mobile Media

Posted: Jul 24, 2013 12:00pm ET

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), of which ANA is a founding member, released guidelines today for expanding its self-regulatory program of consumer choice to the mobile environment.

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Pressure Continues on Food Companies – At Home and Abroad

Posted: Jul 17, 2013 2:00pm ET

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Financial Services and General Government renewed a provision in the appropriations bill barring the FTC from releasing a final Interagency Working Group (IWG) Report until a cost-benefit analysis is performed. But recent developments have not all been good news for food advertisers.

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Ad Tax Storm Clouds on the Horizon Again

Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:00pm ET

As long expected, it appears the Senate Finance Committee is ramping up efforts on tax reform. On Thursday, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) of the Senate Finance Committee have released a “Dear Colleague” letter, asking for proposals for tax reform.

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Advertising Industry Addresses Childhood Obesity Challenge

Posted: Jun 24, 2013 10:30am ET

Last week, the World Health Organization’s Europe office called for tighter controls on the marketing of food to children in order to fight childhood obesity. At the same time, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease while a few U.S. Senators are pressuring Viacom to follow Disney’s lead to no longer accept advertisements for unhealthy foods.

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FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen Applauds Industry’s Successful Self-Regulation Privacy Program

Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:45am ET

Last week, technology and policy leaders from across the country gathered in Washington for a Summit to discuss the role of effective self-regulation in ensuring the future of advertising-supported internet content.

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ICANN Fails to Address Key Concerns About New Top Level Domain Names

Posted: May 16, 2013 1:35pm ET

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in late April announced that it would push back the date of the rollout of as many as 1,400 new Top Level Domain (gTLD) website suffixes.

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ANA Files Comments on ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Communiqué

Posted: May 14, 2013 4:00pm ET

Today, ANA filed detailed comments on the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Communiqué, supporting most of its proposals.

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ANA Files Comments on ICANN’s Proposed New Registrar Accreditation Agreements

Posted: May 13, 2013 4:50pm ET

ANA has filed comments with ICANN in regard to its proposed new Registrar Accreditation Agreements (RAA).

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The Tax Fight Is Not Over

Posted: Apr 12, 2013 10:55am ET

In recent weeks, advertisers have seen some important positive developments in regard to state ad tax proposals.

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