Advertising & Commercial Speech Committee

The Advertising and Commercial Speech Committee actively monitors new developments and evolving trends in the law affecting advertising and commercial speech. An important function of the Committee is to notify the MLRC membership of significant new developments through timely articles published in the MediaLawLetter.

The Committee considers limitations on false and misleading advertising and reviews proposed restrictions and regulations on forms of advertising, such as advertising related to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Recognizing that these restrictions and regulations occur on a state-by-state basis, the Committee attempts to provide membership alerts when appropriate.

Finally, the Committee considers a wide range of issues relating to commercial speech, including its definition, forms of commercial speech, and whether commercial speech should be treated differently from other forms of communication. Given the evolving trends in this area, and the number of significant recent cases, the Committee has spent substantial time on these important commercial speech issues.


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