In less than a month’s time, several states will officially enact name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) laws much to the chagrin of the official governing body of collegiate sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”). After July 1, when these NIL laws go into effect, college athletes in select states will be able to cash in on the ability to monetize their NIL without the current “scarlet letter” of eligibility issues imposed by the NCAA. Somewhere, EA Sports: NCAA Football (and Basketball) fans (and student-athletes, both past and present) sit with bated breath as the potential for a reboot of
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced the settlement of a lawsuit with the Career Education Corporation (“CEC”). The operator of post-secondary education institutions was accused of federal Do-Not-Call List (“DNC list”) violations and related telemarketing, lead generation, and advertising wrongdoing. The underlying allegations, and the settlement and related restitution
The Federal Trade Commission released an influencer sponsorship guide in 2019, “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers” (the “Guide”), in an attempt to curtail the scourge of deceptive ads published by social media influencers. In the past, we have blogged about how advertisers and influencers have come under investigation for failing to
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