Regulatory Rumblings

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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Train Wreck Ahead: National Advertisers, PayPal, and Verisign Point to Major Internet Dangers

Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:40pm ET

The start of the new month marks the final countdown to the impending deployment of potentially more than 1,400 new web site suffixes, which according to Verisign, PayPal, and other major companies poses significant threats to brands and consumer protections.

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Privacy Remains Under Focus

Posted: Mar 4, 2013 3:35pm ET

Two months into 2013, it appears that online privacy will remain a topic of discussion for regulators and legislators at both the federal and state levels.

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ANA Writes to ICANN on RPMs

Posted: Feb 28, 2013 3:10pm ET

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Minnesota Ad Tax Threat Grows

Posted: Feb 25, 2013 3:30pm ET

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Trouble Brewing in the Buckeye State

Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:00am ET

In the aftermath of the Fiscal Cliff and the looming sequester, most eyes have focused on budgetary matters in Washington. But perhaps the most imminent threat to the advertising community can be found 400 miles west in Columbus, Ohio.

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Key Congressional Leaders Strongly Question Proposed Food Ad Guidelines

Posted: Sep 13, 2011 3:00pm ET

An important letter was sent yesterday (September 12, 2011) to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children’s (IWG) proposed guidelines for food marketed to children.

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TRUTH in Labeling – Voluntarism Unmasked

Posted: Jul 20, 2011 9:00am ET

Last Thursday (July 14th 2011), the FTC ended its comment period on the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) proposed principles for Food Marketing to Children. Comments flooded in from virtually every segment of the food, beverage, restaurant and advertising communities. They forcefully pierced the façade that these “proposals” are anything other than thinly disguised government ultimatums, ...

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Regulatory Supersizing

Posted: Jul 5, 2011 11:30am ET

Our response to a blog post by David Vladeck of the FTC that mocks, disparages, deprecates and dismisses a broad range of serious issues raised by the business community concerning the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) Proposal on Food Marketed to Children.

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The FDA's New Graphic Warnings for Tobacco Products Violate the First Amendment

Posted: Jun 21, 2011 3:07pm ET

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today unveiled a set of nine new graphic warnings that must appear on all tobacco packages and ads next year. We believe that these gruesome, graphic warnings are excessive and violate the First Amendment.

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