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CLBR Segment 2: Report from ICANN 51 with Steve DelBianco

CLBR Segment 2: Report from ICANN 51 with Steve DelBianco As ICANN meets in Los Angeles for its tri-annual meeting, issues of the proposed ICANN transfer and ICANN’s accountability itself loom large.  Steve DelBianco, an occasional ICANN critic and CLBR veteran is at ICANN 51 and will give us an update on what is going…

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The FTC Turns 100

One hundred years ago, President Wilson signed the “Federal Trade Commission Act” into law. The Act provided: (1) Unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce, are hereby declared unlawful. (2) The Commission is hereby empowered and directed to prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations…

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FTC Declines to Take Action Over Yahoo! Astroturfing

FTC Issues No Action Letter Over Yahoo! Astroturfing The Federal Trade Commission has declined to take action In response to press reports that Yahoo! employees posted positive reviews of Yahoo! mobile apps on iTunes without disclosing their affiliation as required by the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines. The FTC enumerated the following factors for this decision: there were…