Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Internet Gambling

Under the proposed law, the┬áInternet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act: Internet gambling would be controlled by a federal licensing and regulatory regime. Licensees would be able to accept bets or wagers from persons located in the United States. … Continue reading

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FTC Guidelines For Bloggers; What They Say; What Bloggers Need To Do

In case you forgot, some time ago the Federal Trade Commission┬áissued “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The Guides are administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the FTC. The Guides apply to bloggers. If you are … Continue reading

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Links To Healthcare Bills & Dodd-Frank Bill, Plus Information on Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Rate Changes

If you were looking for the actual texts of the healthcare and Wall St. reform bills, I’ve attached links to these acts below. You might also be interested in understanding how long term capital gains tax rates are expected to … Continue reading

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How Will the 2,000 Page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Affect Startups?

You can find the text of the final, post-conference committee Dodd-Frank bill here. The sections relevant to startups that we were tracking were sections 412 and 926. The final language of these sections is quoted below. How badly did startups … Continue reading

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Full Text of Dodd Bill

You can find the full text of the Dodd bill here. Sections 412 and 926 are relevant to the startup community and in general largely preserve the existing legal framework: Federal preemption of state regulation of all accredited investor offerings … Continue reading

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