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Amazon’s Liability For In-App Buys Weighs In FTC’s Favor

April 29, 2016 A federal judge on Tuesday sided with the Federal Trade Commission in finding Amazon liable for charging many customers for unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children, providing a significant boost to the commission’s ability to police data collection and privacy practices that it deems to be unfair. In his ruling, U.S. …

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Amazon Sues Website Owners for Paid Online Reviews

April 27, 2016 Last year, we reported on a lawsuit filed by Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) in Washington State against the owners of four websites offering paid online reviews.  Last Friday, Amazon filed another such lawsuit against a number of similar Amazon product reviewers. Why should sellers, paid reviewers and review-hosting websites be concerned about online …

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FTC Sues Amazon For Alleged In-App Purchasing Scheme Targeting Children

#142633242 / gettyimages.com The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently sued Amazon.com (“Amazon”) in the action captioned Federal Trade Commission v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 14-CV-1038 (W.D. Wash.), for an alleged scheme involving deceptive in-application charges. The In-App Charge Scheme According to the Complaint, Amazon offers thousands of apps through its mobile app store, including games …

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New York Court Rules Against Amazon and Overstock on Tax Law

In April of 2008, New York State (as well as several other states) passed a law that sought to compel out-of-state online retailers, such as Washington-based Amazon.com and Utah-based Overstock.com, to collect sales tax in connection with sales made to New York State residents.  Normally, an out-of-state retailer would not be required to collect sales …

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