Proactive policing of advertising by businesses whose products significantly impact consumers and public health – such as alcohol, food, and pharmaceuticals – can ensure a level of responsibility beyond that which government regulation could achieve. But public interest activists, some state attorneys general, and several key members of Congress assail self-regulation of commercial speech, arguing that business’s profit motives trump their ability, or desire, to protect consumers. This media briefing program will assess the current state of advertising self-regulation; examine how regulators at the Federal Trade Commission view industry ad policing codes and entities; and appraise how possible changes in leadership will affect government’s view of speech regulation.
We hope you join us at our headquarters, 2009 Massachusetts Ave., NW, or live online at www.wlf.org, for this timely discussion.
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Added by GGLammi on October 20, 2008