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BitTorrent, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01749
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Nissan North America, Inc. and TBWA Worldwide, Inc.; Analyses of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in these matters settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analyses of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describe both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Level 3 Communications, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01744
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Apperian, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2014-01285
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2014-01284
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $29,945,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,994,500 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Apple Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Nissan of South Atlanta, LLC, Also Doing Business as Nissan South; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Paramount Kia of Hickory, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Norm Reeves, Inc., Doing Business as Norm Reeves Honda Superstore; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00999
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
New World Auto Imports, Inc., Doing Business as Southwest Kia, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00998
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Luis Alfonso Sierra Doing Business as Casino Auto Sales; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Infiniti of Clarendon Hills, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00974
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Bill Robertson & Sons, Inc. Doing Business as Honda of Hollywood; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00973
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Mohammad Sabha, Also Doing Business as Rainbow Auto Sales; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00972
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Fowlerville Ford, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00971
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
GeneLink, Inc.; foruTM
Document Number: 2014-00643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
L'Occitane, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00560
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Accretive Health, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00373
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2014-00240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fidelity National Financial, Inc./Lender Processing Services, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-31331
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Service Corporation International, and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-31153
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Energy and Water Use Labeling for Consumer Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Energy Labeling Rule”)
Document Number: 2013-30633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes conforming amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require a new Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for televisions and establish data reporting requirements for those products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2013-30636
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through February 28, 2017, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its regulation ``Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule'' (``Used Car Rule'' or ``Rule''), which applies to used vehicle dealers. That clearance expires on February 28, 2014.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Document Number: 2013-30293
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission published final rule amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule on January 17, 2013 to update the requirements set forth in the notice, parental consent, confidentiality and security, and safe harbor provisions. This document makes a technical correction in that final rule.
Telemarketing Sales Rule; Notice of Termination of Caller ID Rulemaking
Document Number: 2013-30290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
After reviewing the public comments elicited by an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR'') seeking suggestions on ways to enhance the effectiveness and enforceability of the caller identification (``Caller ID'') requirements of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''), as well as technical presentations at the FTC's 2012 Robocall Summit, the Commission has determined that amending the TSR would not reduce the incidence of the falsification, or ``spoofing,'' of Caller ID information in telemarketing calls. Accordingly, the Commission is closing this proceeding.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Proposed Parental Consent Method; iVeriFly, Inc., Application for Approval of Parental Consent Method
Document Number: 2013-30287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission requests public comment concerning the proposed parental consent method submitted by iVeriFly, Inc. (``iVeriFly'') under the Voluntary Commission Approval Processes provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-29578
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2013-29589
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through January 31, 2017, the current PRA clearance for its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for information collection requirements contained in the CFPB's Regulation O. That clearance expires on January 31, 2014.
Goldenshores Technologies, LLC and Erik M. Geidl; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-29531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29404
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through March 31, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures Rule. That clearance expires on March 31, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29078
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through December 31, 2016, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its Affiliate Marketing Rule (or ``Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The current clearance expires on December 31, 2013.
Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act
Document Number: 2013-28662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission grants an eight (8) day extension until December 3, 2013 for filing public comments in response to the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on September 20, 2013 (``NPRM'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-28528
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is soliciting public comments on proposed information requests to Patent Assertion Entities (``PAEs'') asserting patents in a variety of sectors, as well as a group of other entities asserting patents specifically in the wireless communications sector, including manufacturers and other non-practicing entities and organizations engaged in licensing. The Commission has now determined to extend the public comment period until December 16, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on November 30, 2013 (OMB Control No. 3084-0111).
Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools
Document Number: 2013-27195
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools (``Vocational School Guides'' or ``Guides'') as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides and issues its revisions.
Public Workshop: Follow-On Biologics: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition
Document Number: 2013-27406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') announces it will hold a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. The workshop will focus on the potential impact of state regulations and naming conventions on such competition, including how regulations may be structured to facilitate competition while still protecting patient health and safety. The experience of developing follow-on competition from small-molecule generic drugs will be considered and, as relevant, compared. Topics will include the circumstances under which potential entrants would be willing to invest in the development of follow-on biologics in order to use the abbreviated regulatory approval pathway created by federal legislation. The workshop will also survey the experience of other countries with regulatory systems that enable follow-on biologic competition. This Notice poses a series of questions about which the FTC seeks public comment. The FTC will take these comments into account in its examination of these topics.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2013-27027
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC''), with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice (the ``Assistant Attorney General'' or the ``Antitrust Division'') (together the ``Agencies''), is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') in order to provide a framework for determining when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to a patent or part of a patent in the pharmaceutical, including biologics, and medicine manufacturing industry (North American Industry Classification System Industry Group 3254) (``pharmaceutical industry'') is reportable under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (``the Act,'' ``HSR Act'' or ``HSR''). This final rule defines and applies the concepts of ``all commercially significant rights,'' ``limited manufacturing rights,'' and ``co-rights'' in determining whether the rights transferred with regard to a patent or a part of a patent in the pharmaceutical industry constitute a potentially reportable asset acquisition under the Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27307
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on February 28, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26697
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in Regulation N. That clearance expires on November 30, 2013. The FTC's current PRA clearance (OMB Control Number 3084-0156) for Regulation N is under the FTC's Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule, which was republished by the CFPB as Regulation N on December 16, 2011, and became effective December 30, 2011. The Commission rescinded the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule on, and effective, April 13, 2012.
Commission Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Numbers
Document Number: 2013-26059
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is codifying the control numbers that have been issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for information collection requirements in Commission rules that are approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Control numbers will be centrally located in a table in our regulations.
Actavis, Inc. a corporation, and Warner Chilott PLC; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-25847
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2013-25710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Miscellaneous Rules Redelegation of Authority To Determine Appeals Under the FOIA
Document Number: 2013-25709
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is revising its rules to authorize the General Counsel to redelegate his or her authority to determine appeals related to the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). The Commission is adopting these changes in order to improve and expedite the process for responding to such appeals. The changes will affect internal procedures only and are not intended to influence the outcomes of appeals made under the rules. The Commission is also adding a new provision that explicitly provides the right to appeal fee waiver determinations under the FOIA.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Applications for Approval of Proposed Parental Consent Methods by AssertID, Inc., Imperium LLC, and iVeriFly, Inc.; Application for Approval of Safe Harbor Program by kidSAFE Seal Program
Document Number: 2013-25452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is extending the deadlines for Commission determination of applications for approval of proposed parental consent methods by AssertID, Inc. (``AssertID''), Imperium LLC (``Imperium''), and iVeriFly, Inc. (``iVeriFly'') pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. In addition, the FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments concerning Imperium's application for approval of a parental consent method and the proposed self-regulatory guidelines submitted by the kidSAFE Seal Program (``kidSAFE''), owned and operated by Samet Privacy, LLC, under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-24230
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is soliciting public comments on proposed information requests to Patent Assertion Entities (``PAEs'') and other entities asserting patents in the wireless communications sector, including manufacturers and other non-practicing entities and organizations engaged in licensing. For purposes of this notice, PAEs are firms with a business model based primarily on purchasing patents and then attempting to generate revenue by asserting the intellectual property against persons who are already practicing the patented technology.\1\