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6 Key Takeaways From 2015 Update to the FTC Endorsement Guides FAQs

For the first time since they were first written in 2009 (and made public in 2010), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its "What People Are Asking" page, which is a Q&A-type resource relating to the FTC Endorsement Guides and related online disclosure rules. The update provides further clarification related to how and why [...]

Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English

  One of the best ways to find usable copyrighted works, especially images, is to find someone who wants to share their work under a Creative Commons license. Since 2002, Creative Commons has been giving creators a way to share their work without having to relinquish copyright or individually license their work. These licenses have [...]

By |2014-02-14T06:00:38-07:00February 14th, 2014|Blogging, Copyright, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Social Media|51 Comments

Pinterest Giveaway Rules: Updated

  In response to questions and uncertainty about using Pinterest to run giveaways, Pinterest has issued an update to its Pinterest for Business Brand Guidelines and Acceptable Use Policy. While the Brand Guidelines are specifically for business users, the Acceptable Use policies apply to all platform users. Together, these new Pinterest giveaway rules should help guide [...]

By |2013-10-31T06:00:49-07:00October 31st, 2013|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Pinterest, Social Media|10 Comments

Pinterest Promotion and Marketing Guidelines (Updated)

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pinterest updated its Terms of Service (TOS) for both businesses and individuals as well as adding several other guidelines relating to how the site is used. Specifically, I'd like to address the Promotion and Marketing Guidelines. Pinterest now permits a business-level account and to guide businesses, these guidelines were added. If [...]

By |2012-11-27T06:00:14-07:00November 27th, 2012|FTC Disclosure, Giveaways, Pinterest, Social Media|4 Comments