Legal Resources

Regulatory Coordination in Federal Telemarketing Laws

September 9, 2003

Report on regulatory coordination in federal telemarketing laws.

Alcohol Report - 2003

September 9, 2003

2003 FTC alcohol report on the impact on underage consumers of ads for flavored malt beverages, and follow-up on industry self regulation efforts recommended in 1999 report.
 

False Claims in Spam

April 30, 2003

Staff report on the results of a review of 1,000 spam messages and the likely truth or falsity of claims contained in the messages.

Spam Forum

April 30, 2003

Forum exploring issues related to the proliferation of and potential solutions to spam. The forum looked at how the unique qualities of spam contribute to and hinder both fraud and its prosecution.

Public/Private Partnerships to Combat Cross-Border Fraud

February 19, 2003

Workshop on building public/private partnerships to fight cross-border fraud against consumers. Explored how the private and public sectors can work together to fight cross-border fraud operators; legal constraints on cooperation; and recommendations to combat cross-border fraud.

Deception in Weight Loss Advertising

November 19, 2002

Workshop following up on the issuance of the FTC staff report, Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends that explored alternate approaches to reducing deceptive claims in advertising for weight-loss products.

Weight Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends

September 17, 2002

Report concludes that false or misleading claims, such as exaggerated weight loss without diet or exercise, are widespread in ads for weight-loss products, and appear to have increased over the last decade.

Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Twenty-One Month Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries

June 28, 2002

Third follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."

Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues Report

January 3, 2002

Summary report from workshop examining emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.

Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A One-Year Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries

December 5, 2001

Second follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."

ESIGN (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce) Act Report

June 27, 2001

Joint report from the FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration regarding the benefits and burdens of the "reasonable demonstration" requirement of the consumer consent provision contained in the recently enacted Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN).

Disclosure Exposure: Effective Disclosures in Advertising

May 22, 2001

Workshop hosted by the FTC and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.

Emerging Issues for Competition Policy in the World of E-Commerce

May 7, 2001

Workshop examining selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.

Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Six Month Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries

April 24, 2001

Six-month follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."

Dispute Resolution for Online Business-to-Consumer Contracts

February 6, 2001

Roundtable discussing recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution for online consumer disputes.

Etails Details: Seminar on Internet Marketing

January 30, 2001

Seminar for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar was designed to ensure e-tailers understand and comply with the FTC rules regarding e-tailing.

The Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues

December 11, 2000

Workshop examining emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.

Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children:  A Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries

September 11, 2000

Report on the marketing to children of violent entertainment by the motion picture, music recording and electronic game industries.

Consumer Protection in the Global Electronic Marketplace: Looking Ahead

June 6, 2000

Report from workshop to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on how government, industry, and consumers can work together to meet the challenge of encouraging the development of a global marketplace that offers safety, transparency, and legal certainty.

Do Not Call Forum

January 11, 2000

Forum to review the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule, which prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series held by the FTC.