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Legal Implications of Facebook Promotion Guidelines

On August 27, 2013, Facebook made sweeping changes to its Promotion Guidelines for Businesses. It's been over 2 years since the last updates to the Facebook Promotion Guidelines. The changes today may significantly change how businesses run promotions on the social network. What are the changes to the Facebook Promotion Guidelines? And how do they [...]

By | 2013-08-28T06:00:39+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|28 Comments

5 Legal Considerations For Your Pin It To Win It Promotion

Pinterest is one of the most popular social networking platforms, especially for people who are visual. Pinterest is currently the fastest growing social network, and if you're on it you know why. If you're not on Pinterest, you may not understand all the hype. Suffice it to say that Pinterest's digital "pin boards" have given [...]

By | 2012-12-10T14:22:20+00:00 December 10th, 2012|FTC Disclosure, Giveaways, Social Media|3 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+00:00 November 27th, 2012|FTC Disclosure, Giveaways, Pinterest, Social Media|4 Comments

Guest Postess with the 12 Mostess

OK, that was a lame attempt at humor. And what exactly does that mean anyway? You're thinking, "Obviously this woman had too much candy last night!". Seriously, though, I was asked to write for the online magazine 12 Most. All their posts offer information in groups of 12. So, while 3 is the magic number, [...]

By | 2012-11-01T06:00:47+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Business Law|0 Comments

Facebook Promotion Guidelines Updated May 2011

This week, on May 11, 2011, Facebook made some sweeping changes to their promotional guidelines. The Facebook promotion guidelines are much shorter, but still pack a punch. As such, I wanted to highlight the changes.  To see the prior iteration of the guideline, check out my Blog Law post about the prior Facebook promotion guidelines. [...]

By | 2011-05-13T04:00:02+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|37 Comments

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Giveaway Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know

  More and more I'm seeing giveaways that may not be fully compliant with federal or state laws governing giveaways. Whether online or off, there are a host of laws that every contest holder must follow or risk significant fines or, in some states, criminal prosecution. Giveaway laws in the U.S. cover sweepstakes, contests, and [...]

By | 2018-08-27T11:45:43+00:00 May 10th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|530 Comments

Contract Law Basics Part 2

Now that you know contract law basics, I'd like to move on to the main issues of contract negotiation. Most contracts, regardless of who they're from, will have been crafted by a team of lawyers and heavily stacked in favor of the other party. It's just how it works. Most lawyers aren't in the business [...]

By | 2011-04-19T10:50:09+00:00 April 19th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law|0 Comments