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Government To Regulate Blogs (Please get this info out!)

Government To Regulate Blogs (Please get this info out!)
Americans for Tax Reform ^ | October 6, 2009 | Tim Andrews

Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 2:30:30 PM by U of IL Conservative

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission issued an 81 page document entitled “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” requiring bloggers who write testimonials about products to disclose gifts or payments they receive. So if a company sends you a dollar-store toy, you will be scrutinized by the government, regardless whether you were asked to post a review or not. Whether it be free review copies of books, trips to oil rigs, payments, t-shirts, whatever it is, you better disclose it, to Uncle Sam, or, as the Washington Post reports, you’ll be fined up to $11,000 in fines…

(Excerpt) Read more at atr.org

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2356932/posts

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