Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 6th Oct 2009 09:10 UTC
Legal "US regulators will for the first time crack down on bloggers who fail to disclose fees or freebies they get from companies for reviewing products. The Federal Trade Commission, decided to update its nearly 30 year old guidelines to clarify the law for the vast world of blogging. Offenders could face eventual fines of up to $11,000 (GBP 6,900) per violation."
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RE: Complete Crap
by boldingd on Tue 6th Oct 2009 19:10 UTC in reply to "Complete Crap"
boldingd
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2009-02-19

Not necessarily; I don't know if it matters, but they're not actually restricting what can be said in the blog, they're just requiring that you have to disclose any potential influences or conflicts of interest. You can still claim that your iPhone cures cancer, you just have to disclose that Apple is paying you $150,000. That might be the difference between the law just being "kinda squirrely" and it actually posing a constitutionality issue.

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RE[2]: Complete Crap
by judgen on Tue 6th Oct 2009 20:28 in reply to "RE: Complete Crap"
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2006-07-12

What if you used a technology to develop (sucessfully) a cure for cancer. Can you then claim it (the device in question) helped cure cancer or would that still be wrong?

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RE[3]: Complete Crap
by boldingd on Tue 6th Oct 2009 22:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Complete Crap"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Either you didn't understand my post, or I don't understand yours.

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