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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Broadcast Television and Radio: Disclosure Requirements for Broadcasted Content

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Congress,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665860.pdf

Describes the disclosure requirements and practices of TV and radio stations that air ads or programming that affect their interests and may be intended to influence Congress and any requirements to air opposing views. Also discloses what is known about the number and market value of such ads aired from 2007 to 2012.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Telemarketing Regulation: National and State Do Not Call Registries

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43684.pdf

Outlines the laws underpinning the national do not call list, describes the regulations implementing the list, answers some of the most frequently asked questions, and discusses penalties for violating the rules.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Amanda Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Athletics/Exercise,Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Native Americans

http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&pty=CAN&eno=199

Text of the decision to cancel the Washington professional football team’s trademarks, because they were disparaging to Native Americans when they were registered.  The decision covers only the right to register and not the right to use the trademarks in question.  From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

Measuring Broadband America: 2014: A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.

http://www.fcc.gov/reports/measuring-broadband-america-2014

Measures the network performance delivered to a representative sample of the population.  Finds that ISPs now deliver 101% of advertised speeds.  Reports on DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite-based services.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

 

Obesity Update

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2014.pdf

A majority of adults and 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese in the OECD countries.  This update provides obesity rates for OECD countries, trends and the relationship to social disparities, and policies such as taxes and advertising that are being adopted to counter the trend.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

FDA Proposes to Extend its Tobacco Authority to Additional Tobacco Products, including E-Cigarettes

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm394667.htm

Agency press release explaining intent and extent of proposed regulations that would expand federal authority to cover additional tobacco products including e-cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Deeming Tobacco Products to be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act …

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-09491.pdf

Proposed rule that is designed to bring so-called E-cigarettes under restrictions on advertising and sale to minors like other tobacco products.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Gateway to Addiction?: A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Targeted Marketing to Youth

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Report-E-Cigarettes-Youth-Marketing-Gateway-To-Addiction-2014-4-14.pdf

Explains what E-cigarettes are and how manufacturers appear to be using marketing tactics similar to those used by cigarette manufacturers to sell products to minors.  From the Minority site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

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