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SNCJ Spotlight: Some Hot Issues Cool Off, Others Heat Up Even More - Has Gun Control Become Hot or Cold

Last December, SNCJ reviewed several issues we believed would be hot in statehouses in 2013. At the halfway point of this year's sessions, some of those issues have cooled off a bit, while others have grown even hotter. GUN CONTROL: One of the year's hottest issues only became so after we...

California Law Provides Minors With “Internet Eraser”

On September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 568 , [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which expands the privacy rights of minors by requiring Web site and mobile application owners to permit minors to remove their postings. The new law also imposes stronger...

FTC Determines that Pinterest Contest Entries Constitute Product Endorsements that Require Disclosures

A recent closing letter from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Cole Haan relating to a contest conducted on the social media site Pinterest is instructive for companies that sponsor online contests that involve the submission of user-generated content. The FTC revised its Guides Concerning the Use...

Social Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply

The FTC recently conducted an investigation of shoe manufacturer Cole Haan's "Wandering Sole" photo contest. The investigation focused on compliance with FTC guidelines requiring disclosure of material connections between an advertiser and consumers who offer testimonials or endorsements...

Celebrity Endorsements on Social Media: 7 Tips for Navigating the Right of Publicity

By David M. Kramer and James Stewart Social media makes building a brand easy: the tools are laid out in front of you, ready to launch your company to worldwide fame with a click of the mouse. Craft a few irreverent tweets, refresh the company Facebook page and voilà: you instantly have the...