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Title Consumer protection in an age of technological transformation / Eric S. Marlin and Casey P. Olinger, editors
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 118 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in communication and media research series
Advances in communication and media research series.
Contents CONSUMER PROTECTION IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION; ADVANCES IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA RESEARCH SERIES; CONTENTS; PREFACE; PROTECTING CONSUMERS IN THENEXT TECH-ADE; INTRODUCTION1; I. Empowered Consumers and the Changing Role of Consumer Protection; Consumers as Content Producers; The Landscape; Challenges; Consumers' Desire for Control; The Landscape; Challenges; Consumers and Self-Protection; The Landscape; Challenges; II. Products are Morphing; Data Intensive Digital Products; The Landscape; Challenges; Seller Restrictions on Use; The Landscape; Challenges
Obsolescence and ConvergenceThe Landscape; Challenges; III. Marketing and Advertising are Shifting; The Landscape; Challenges; IV. New Payment Methods are Emerging; The Landscape; The Challenges; V. Looking Forward -- Responses to Consumer Protection Challenges; Law Enforcement; Scope of the FTC Act; Combating Fraud; Challenging Unfair Practices; Consumer and Business Education; Industry Self-Regulation; Research and Policy Development; VI. Conclusions; End Notes; PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ADULT CONTENT ON WIRELESS DEVICES; BACKGROUND; CONTROLLING ACCESS TO ADULT MATERIAL; WHAT TO KNOW
May 2008 Rules on CAN-SPAM ComplianceDecember 2007 Staff Report on Malicious Spam and Phishing; July 2007 Spam Summit; December 2005 Assessment of the CAN-SPAM Act; STATE LAWS REGULATING SPAM; End Notes; TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING: EMERGING ISSUES FOR CONGRESS; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; DEFINITIONS; Short Message Service; Enhanced and Multimedia Message Service; E-mail-to-SMS Messaging; Common Short Codes (CSCs); ISSUES FOR CONGRESS; Applicability of CAN-SPAM Act to Unwanted Wireless Messages; Inability of Consumers to Disable Text Messaging; Carrier Blocking of Common Short Code Messages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumer protection.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Consumer Behavior.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commercial Policy.
Consumer protection.
Form Electronic book
Author Marlin, Eric S
Olinger, Casey P
ISBN 9781613242742