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Case: Assail, Inc., et al.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 05-1
Addresses the Franchise Rule's single trademark license exclusion.
December 15, 2004
The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central location - they...
Closing Letter: Amazon.com, Inc. Staff Response to Complaint by EPIC
November 24, 2004
Press Release: FTC Issues Final Summaries And Notices Under FACTA
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has issued final summaries of identity theft and general consumer rights and revised furnisher and user notices under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). Consumer...
Public Event: Email Authentication Summit
November 9, 2004
The FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a summit that brought together technologists and other interested parties to discuss the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems. The Summit...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-4
Addresses the application of the Franchise Rule to a membership network.
Press Release: FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Fee for Credit Scores
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on different approaches to determining a “fair and reasonable” fee for credit scores under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FACTA, which was enacted on December 4, 2003, amends the...
Case: Bonzi Software, Inc.
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The Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers settled charges that it prohibited Virginia funeral directors and service providers from engaging in truthful advertising to notify consumers of prices and discounts for funeral products and services. Under terms of the consent order, the Board...
Press Release: FTC Announces Results of Inspection of Funeral Homes in New York and Massachusetts for Compliance with Consumer Protection Law
The Federal Trade Commission staff today announced the results of a sweep of 17 funeral homes in Rockland County, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, to test compliance with the FTC’s Funeral Rule. Five of those homes appeared to be in violation of the Rule. The FTC’s Northeast Region Office...
Public Event: Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions
September 13, 2004
The FTC and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics co-hosted a workshop bringing together judges, academics, class action practitioners, in-house corporate and government attorneys, economists, advocacy groups, and claims facilitators to explore whether certain aspects of the class action mechanism...
Case: AT&T Corp
Report: Implementation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Opt-Out Disclosures for Prescreened Solicitations for Credit or Insurance: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Public Comment on the Proposed (Report and Study)
16 CFR Part 642 and Part 698 Related Federal Register Notice: 16 CFR Parts 642 and 698: Prescreen Opt-Out Disclosure
Report: Staff Report of the Bureau of Consumer Protection to the Federal Trade Commission and Proposed Revised Trade Regulation Rule
Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
Case: Barash, Jonathan, et al.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-2
Discusses access to the National Do Not Call Registry by members of the market or opinion research industry.
Closing Letter: Advanced Bionutritionals, et al.
June 23, 2004
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-2
Discusses use of a NFDA-designed receipt for third-party caskets.
June 21, 2004
The emergence of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has important implications for businesses, consumers, and policymakers. Companies are turning to RFID to manage warehouse inventory and to stock retail shelves. Consumers are using RFID tags when they travel on highways, purchase gas...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-3
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a web-based travel service.
Press Release: Announced Action for May 20, 2004
Commission approval of Federal Register notice: The Federal Trade Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice concerning several revisions to certain provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), which was enacted on December 4, 2003, and amends the...
Case: NCO Group, Inc., et al.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-1
Reaffirms earlier staff advisory opinion that a funeral home may not make consumers sign for third-party caskets.
Public Event: Hispanic Consumer Outreach Forum
May 12, 2004
The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime hosted a workshop on strategies for effective and high-impact education and enforcement to protect Hispanic consumers from fraud. The Consumer Outreach Forum provided the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Hispanic market and...
Press Release: FTC: Bogus "Nonprofit" Debt Negotiation Companies Misled Consumers in Financial Trouble and Violated Do Not Call Registry
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a group of defendants masquerading as a nonprofit debt negotiation organization that has made millions of dollars deceiving consumers into enrolling in their debt negotiation program by promising to reduce their debts. The FTC alleges that...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 04-3
Discusses what funeral goods and services must be separately itemized on the General Price List; under what circumstances items may be listed as "no charge"; whether funeral providers may use separate General Price Lists for funerals for children; whether the cost of cremation must be included in...
April 19, 2004
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the issues associated with the distribution and effects of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or asserts...