Online Games Subject to CARU Children’s Advertising Guidelines

In a recent press release, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus announced that the Kellogg Company has agreed to modify its “Froot Loops” cereal Website.  After a careful review of the Fruit Loops site, CARU determined that the games and activities featured there constitute advertising, and thus required […]

The Price of Free to Pay Conversions

The Price of Free to Pay Conversions Over the last seven years, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau have received hundreds of  complaints  regarding Seattle-based digital media provider RealNetworks, Inc.  Consumers spoke of “odd charges” appearing on their credit cards, complaining of bills for monthly subscriptions for premium television, sports […]