Internet 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
A 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 seller cannot ship within that period, the seller must send the customer a notice with a new shipping date and give the options of canceling the order and getting a refund or agreeing to the delay.
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, or nations.
2) The Lanham Act (trademark) provides that a mark is all be deemed to be in "use in commerce"
(1) on goods when:
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent executive agency tasked with regulating the telecommunications sector.
In radio and television, U.S.
Video news releases, also known as prepackaged news stories, are video segments created or funded by private corporations or government agencies to be indistinguishable from standard news programs. When broadcast on the air without disclosure of the stories’ government origins, they violate prohibitions on sponsorship disclosure.
In the interest of U.S.
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Federal Judicial Decisions
- U.S. Supreme Court:
- Federal Law
- New York State Obscenity Law - Article 235.00 to 235.24 Obscenity and Related Offenses
- California Penal Code §311 to 312.7 Chapter 7.5 Obscene Matter
- State Statutes Dealing with Labor
State Judicial Decisions
- N.Y. Court of Appeals:
- Appellate Decisions from Other States
Key Internet Sources
- LII Resources: Obscenity
- Citizen's Guide to U.S. Federal Law on Obscenity
- U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section CEOS
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 tribes.”