Know Your Fair Use, Disclosure and IP

This morning I received a note from a company that we’ve written about. The email was quite forceful in demanding that we immediately remove any references to the trademarked company name in our post and suggested that we link to their site utilizing a phrase instead. Trademark Fair Usage I’m guessing the company may have been successful in the past in manipulating people to remove the name and add the phrase – it’s an SEO

What is the CAN-SPAM Act?

United States regulations covering commercial email messages were regulated in 2003 under the Federal Trade Commission’s CAN-SPAM Act. While it’s been over a decade… I still open my inbox daily to unsolicited email that has both false information and no method to opt-out. I’m not sure how effective the regulations have been even with the threat of up to a $16,000 fine per violation. Interestingly, the CAN-SPAM Act doesn’t require permission to send an email