Congressional regulation Edit

Given the persuasive power of the ad industry, Congress and the courts have regulated advertising to protect consumers and ensure fair competition. U.S. laws govern, among other things, alcohol advertising, tobacco advertising, advertising by mail, advertising by telephone and commercial email or spam.

Federal agency regulation Edit

In addition to Congress, the advertising industry is monitored by a variety of federal agencies.

References Edit

  1. Federal Communications Comm'n, FCC Releases Notice of Inquiry on Serving and Protecting Children and Empowering Parents In and Evolving Media Landscape (Oct. 23, 2009) (full-text).