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What We Are Giving Up For Lent
Today is Ash Wednesday and begins the 40 days (not counting Sundays) of Lent. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word for Spring.
United States
14 Mar 2019
"As Seen On TV" Means Exactly That, Court Finds
In a recent false advertising case, the court reminded everyone again that if you say something about your product, you had better mean it.
United States
9 Jan 2019
Reed Smith And The #Seeher Movement
Reed Smith is pleased to announce that it is the first law firm to become a member of the #SeeHer Movement, an initiative which aims to create a more accurate portrayal of women in the media.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Summer Movie Review
We are on vacation this week.
United States
29 Aug 2018
Maine Supplements FTC Weight-Loss Enforcement Action
Marketing Architects, Inc. ("MAI"), an advertising agency specializing in direct response radio and television ads, will pay $2 million in equitable relief to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") ...
United States
12 Feb 2018
Judge Agrees – YouTube Mockery Protected by Fair Use
Readers may be aware of YouTube celebrity couple Ethan and Hila Klein, better known by their social media moniker @h3h3productions.
United States
17 Oct 2017
NAD Determines 5-Star Ratings Claims Unsubstantiated
The advertising industry's self-regulatory arm, the National Advertising Division ("NAD"), recently reviewed certain advertising messages made by Vapore, LLC. In both television and internet advertising,
United States
9 Aug 2016
SAG-AFTRA And The Joint Policy Committee Reach Tentative Agreement On Successor Commercials Contracts
On March 3, 2016, SAG-AFTRA and the ANA-4A's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations reached tentative agreement on successor Commercials Contracts.
United States
4 Apr 2016
Joint Policy Committee And SAG-AFTRA Extend Contracts
Please visit for an update regarding the 2016 negotiations
United States
1 Apr 2016
SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract Update: Active International
Please be advised that SAG-AFTRA has extended the Unwired Network – Tier One modified payment structure (sometimes referred to as "ITN") to apply to commercials aired on Active International.
United States
18 Sep 2015
SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract Update: Additional Stations Covered Under Section 34.B.3 Program Commercials-Compensation For Use
SAG-AFTRA has added additional stations covered under Section 34.B.3. These stations include LAFF, Grit, Escape and Cozi TV.
United States
18 Sep 2015
European Commission’s "Digital Single Market" Strategy Attempts To Break Down Online Barriers In The EU
In the European Union (EU), online barriers prohibit EU citizens from receiving goods and services that are commonplace to U.S. citizens.
United States
9 May 2015
...And The Oscar Selfie Goes To Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Being A Fish)
Everyone knows there is competition, hype and controversy over nominations and awards at each year’s contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
United States
27 Feb 2015
Today’s Hot Topic: Network Clearance Top Ten Tips
From time to time, I like to remind clients about the simple things they can do to help facilitate the network clearance process.
United States
11 Feb 2015
Florida’s Rose By Any Other Name: A "Music Service […] Is A Music Service;" Unless It’s An Information Service
Recently, the Florida Department of Revenue ("Department") issued companion advisory opinions 14A19-005 and -006. The Department found that purchases and rentals of online movies and music are not subject to sales tax.
United States
9 Feb 2015
Supreme Court Rules Aereo In Violation Of Copyright Laws
The Supreme Court reversed a Second Circui decision and held that Aereo’s service counts as a public performance under section 106 of the Copyright Act.
United States
26 Jun 2014
SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Clarifications
After conclusion of the 2013 Commercials Contracts negotiations and subsequent ratification, several issues came under review by the JPC and SAG-AFTRA that warranted further discussion and clarification.
United States
23 Apr 2014
Miller Quoted In State Tax Notes Article On Tax On Streaming Video
Kelley Miller was recently quoted in a State Tax Notes article on Streaming Video.
United States
4 Apr 2014
SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract - Residual Payments For THIS TV and Antenna TV
SAG-AFTRA and the Tribune Company have come to an agreement on residual payments to be made under the 2013 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract for commercials airing on Antenna TV and THIS TV.
United States
26 Mar 2014
Should Prescription Drug Risks Be Limited In TV Commercials? The FDA Wants Your Opinion
Our firm's LSHI Group reported on an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week, asking for public input on a proposed research study concerning whether the risks presented in direct-to-consumer (DTC) prescription drug ads should be limited solely to risks that are considered "serious and actionable."
United States
27 Feb 2014
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