Prof. Timothy J. Muris Esq.
January 2002: FTC officials declined to discuss details of the agency's proposals, but in previous speeches, FTC Chairman Timothy J. Muris has made it clear that he supported a national, one-stop do-not-call list.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15842-2002Jan21.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Organization Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) George Mason University (GMU) Organization Sep 6, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 05, 2007 Why the Hype Just Keeps on Coming: Increased scrutiny of advertisers' claims for their products is unlikely to do much to temper their overheated pitches
QUOTE: Why so much product hype? Companies typically face scant public censure when it comes to outrageous product claims. Even if a government agency, plaintiff, or activist cries foul, there's often little penalty to be paid. The few weeks or months that most companies' ad campaigns run are usually over before anyone gets exercised over their claims. By then the companies have already achieved their objective of goosing sales and the public is often unaware of any court rulings or government orders against the ads.
BusinessWeek Feb 13, 2003 Company Sues Over Rejection of Ad
QUOTE: A lawsuit filed by the IDT Corporation against CNN, asserting that CNN unfairly declined to run an IDT commercial, is the latest pressure tactic from advertisers and regulators seeking greater control over how media outlets handle advertising.
New York Times Jan 23, 2002 FTC Moving To Restrict Telemarketers
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission today plans to propose new rules for reducing the annoyance of unwanted telephone solicitations as it begins to push for the establishment of a national "do-not-call" registry.
Washington Post Jan 04, 2002 A Deadly Collection of Information: Killer Paid Online Data Broker for Material Obtained Through Trickery
QUOTE: ...court documents and interviews show that the company...went beyond simple database searches and into a growing gray market that often relies on trickery, known as "pretexting," to obtain personal information.
Washington Post Oct 03, 2001 F.T.C. Plans to Abandon New Bills On Privacy
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission will abandon efforts, begun during the Clinton administration, to get new laws to enhance online consumer privacy and will concentrate its efforts instead on enforcing existing laws...
New York Times Jul 31, 2001 FTC Alleges Music Price-fixing
QUOTE: ...a leading music distributor, has agreed to stop a promotion policy that the Federal Trade Commission said involved fixing prices for recordings of the opera stars, The Three Tenors.
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