Advertising Law CLE

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    Quimbee Advertising Law CLE Online

    If you’re looking for a simple, engaging way to learn about advertising law and fulfill your continuing legal education (CLE) requirements, look no further than Quimbee CLE online.

    All Quimbee CLE online courses are built from the ground up by our world-class team of attorneys and designers. Our goal is to create a product that will not only help you meet your CLE requirements but will actually be enjoyable. Sign up for a Quimbee CLE course today!

    An Overview of Advertising Law

    The heart of advertising law is the First Amendment’s protection of press freedom. This has long been one of America’s most cherished freedoms, with numerous pieces of legislation having been passed to further protect the rights of media. These statutes include the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S. Code § 552a.

    Despite these protections, the media is still subject to numerous regulations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the federal agency responsible for regulating “interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.” The FCC was formed from the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. § 151. The FCC’s mission, as stated in the Communications Act, is to "make available so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, rapid, efficient, Nationwide, and world-wide wire and radio communication services with adequate facilities at reasonable charges." The FCC's rules and regulations are found in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

    Advertising faces an additional level of regulation. The Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914,  15 U.S.C. §§ 41–58, gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the authority to prevent deceptive and unfair acts or practices. Still, advertising receives a great deal of protection—in Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commn. of New York, 447 U.S. 557 (1980), the U.S. Supreme Court greatly restricted the government’s ability to prohibit advertising that is neither misleading nor unlawful.

    Who Should Take  CLE Courses  in Advertising Law?

    Because businesses of all sizes need an advertising strategy, any corporate or business attorney could benefit from a better understanding of the rules and regulations related to advertising. Attorneys working for a news outlet, social-media company, television station, or other media organization would also benefit from staying up-to-date on the latest developments in their industries. Additionally, given the dynamic nature of media and advertising and the well-known entities involved in the industry, a CLE course in advertising law could be enticing to any attorney looking to fulfill CLE requirements. Try a Quimbee CLE course today!