December 26, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Facebook failed in its attempt to dismiss a lawsuit that claims it scans users' private messages for the names of websites and adds "likes" for the users to each website for targeted advertising purposes. The original lawsuit was filed in December 2013 in the US District Court for the Northern ...[read more]
September 23, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US District Court for the District of Colorado denied on Monday a request by Citizens United for a preliminary injunction to allow the conservative organization to air a political documentary without disclosing the film's advertising donors as required by state law. The documentary, Rocky ...[read more]
August 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, including a ban on the usage of the devices in public places and advertising targeting minors. The report, which will be debated by member states in October in Moscow, states that a great deal of ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. that POM Wonderful can go ahead with a federal false advertising lawsuit under the Lanham Act. Pom Wonderful sued Coca-Cola Co. for allegedly deceiving consumers about the amount of pomegranate juice in one of its beverages... ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Authors Guild filed an appellate brief on Friday, renewing its complaint that Google is violating copyright laws with its mass book digitization project. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California decided on Tuesday not to combine several lawsuits against Google for violating the privacy rights of its Gmail users into a single class action suit. The plaintiffs allege that Google violated state and federal ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The EU Parliament on Wednesday voted to approve an anti-tobacco law that requires cigarette makers to increase the size of health warnings on packets from 30 percent to 65 percent of the surface of the package. The law also regulates electronic cigarettes for the first time. Electronic cigarettes ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed announced Friday that she will launch a new study on how marketing and advertising affect cultural rights. Shaheed plans to focus her study on the challenges that marketing strategies present to cultural rights such as the ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a response letter Thursday declining to define “Natural” in the context of food labeling. The letter was in response to three cases involving allegations of false advertising of food products; more specifically, whether food products ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in United States v. Apel. The case addresses the issue of whether a statute that prohibits a person from reentering a military installation after a commanding officer ordered him not to reenter may be enforced on a portion of a military ...[read more]

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