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Commerce

In 15 U.S.C. §1127:

1) The exchanging, buying, or selling of things having economic value between two or more entities, for example goods, services, and money. Commerce is often done on a large scale, typically between individuals, businesses,...

Commerce Clause

Overview

The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian

Congress has...

Commerce Control List

In the interest of U.S. national security, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of many...

Communications

communications law: an overview

Communications law is concerned with the regulation of radio and TV broadcasting to ensure satisfactory service and to prevent chaos. The federal government has largely governed broadcasting because by its nature...

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission is an independent executive agency tasked with regulating the telecommunications sector.

Mail or Telephone Order Rule

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA Federal Trade Commission rule that requires a seller to ship goods ordered by mail, phone, computer, or fax to a customer within the time promised or, if no time was stated, within 30 days. If the...

Mailbox Rule

Overview

The mailbox rule (also called the posting rule), which is the default rule under contract law for determining the time at which an offer is accepted, states that an offer is considered accepted at the time that the acceptance is communicated (...

Obscenity

Obscenity is a category of speech unprotected by the First Amendment. Obscenity laws are concerned with prohibiting lewd, filthy, or disgusting words or pictures. Indecent materials or depictions, normally speech or artistic expressions, may be...

spam

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryInternet slang for unsolicited bulk email, primarily unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Spam has been linked with fraudulent business schemes, chain letters, and offensive sexual and political messages...

Sponsorship disclosure

In radio and television, U.S. law requires that stations identify the sources of sponsored material.[1] The Code of Federal Regulations defines sponsored material as any transmission for which “money, service, or other valuable consideration is either...

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