Regulatory Rumblings

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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The Fight against Amortizing Advertising

Posted: Aug 5, 2014 12:00am ET

The House Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held an important hearing last week to discuss the proposed tax reform plan from Committee Chairman Dave Camp (MI-4).

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Comprehensive Tax Reform More Likely Now Than Ever Before

Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:00am ET

Corporate tax inversions are grabbing headlines.

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Bot Fraud: Scamming Advertisers and Damaging the Internet

Posted: Jul 17, 2014 12:00am ET

On Monday, ANA announced the launch of a major new industry push to reduce bot (web robot) fraud.

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The Bumpy Road to Patent Troll Reform

Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:00am ET

The effort to combat patent trolls, until recently, has been one of the few bipartisan initiatives in the Congress this year.

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Proof that Facts are Needed in the Discussion on Obesity and Advertising

Posted: Jun 25, 2014 12:00am ET

Last week, Mark Bittman wrote an article in The New York Times titled, “Parasites, Killing Their Host.”

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Food Advertising Under Attack Yet Again

Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:00am ET

Recently, there has been a major resurgence of efforts to substantially change the status quo of food advertising in the U.S.

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Senate Finance Committee Reexamining Tax Reform

Posted: Jun 9, 2014 12:00am ET

On Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, confirmed that they are still committed to overhauling the nation’s broken tax code through comprehensive reform.

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Advertisers’ Role in Protecting Location Data Privacy

Posted: Jun 5, 2014 12:00am ET

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing on location data privacy.

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