FTC and Disclosure

If you’re on Twitter or read news on the internet, you may have come across the FTC’s new disclosure rules for bloggers. To put it succinctly, starting December 1, all bloggers are required to disclose if a product they are reviewing was received for free.

I already disclose the source of every book I review, so I don’t really see a problem for my blog. However, just to be safe, I further elaborate in the “disclosure” section of my Review Policy, just to be on the safe side. I also disclose that my links to Amazon.com site are Amazon Affiliate links.

Comments

  1. The way the FTC is pushing this makes it sound as if it is only concerned with biased reviews but really this brings up all sorts of other issues like tax implications for receiving free product.

    I always disclose the source if it is a review copy but now do I need to worry about the IRS too? Seems so ridiculous to me.

  2. The way the FTC is pushing this makes it sound as if it is only concerned with biased reviews but really this brings up all sorts of other issues like tax implications for receiving free product.

    I always disclose the source if it is a review copy but now do I need to worry about the IRS too? Seems so ridiculous to me.

  3. Really almost everyone discloses it right/?

    This is really not required!

  4. Really almost everyone discloses it right/?

    This is really not required!

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