Legal News

Warner Section to be Fined by FTC
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

A segment of Warner Music Group Corp. could be fined $1 million by the Federal Trade Commission for violating a law for child privacy when operating fan websites for musicians such as Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.

During the annual Children’s Advertising Review Unit meeting on Wednesday in New York, the FTC Commissioner, Edith Ramirez, discussed the proposed settlement between the two entities. The settlement would still have to be approved by a judge.

  
What
Where


According to Ramirez, Artist Arena, a website operator collected names, street addresses, email addresses and cell phone numbers of over 100,000 kids at the age of 12 or younger.

“BieberFever.com got off to a bad start … and things got worse from there,” Ramirez said in prepared remarks.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in New York on Tuesday and it alleges that the website would require users to enter their birthdates and even required those under the age of 13 to enter their parents’ email address to confirm. The complaint then said that after just one month, the website permitted underage users to register on it and also pay for membership without even sending a confirmation email to the parents of the children. These actions violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business

USA-VA-McLean

McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 5-7 years of civil tort experience

USA-TX-Dallas

Dallas office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 5-7 years of civil tort experience, inclu...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed

USA-NY-Bohemia

Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top