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Short Take: FTC to address online ad laws

Citing the surge in online marketing, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it will hold a workshop to explain how its regulations apply to the Internet. The free workshop will be open to the public and consist of two sessions: one will use mock e-commerce ads to demonstrate how to determine whether product disclosures are made clearly and conspicuously; the second will discuss interpretations of the terms "written," "writing," and "printed" as they apply to the electronic media.

    Citing the surge in online marketing, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it will hold a workshop to explain how its regulations apply to the Internet. The free workshop will be open to the public and consist of two sessions: one will use mock e-commerce ads to demonstrate how to determine whether product disclosures are made clearly and conspicuously; the second will discuss interpretations of the terms "written," "writing," and "printed" as they apply to the electronic media.