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Saturday, December 5, 2009

$11,000 fine if you don't comply!!!??!!! :-O


Hello ladies!!

Starting December 1st (4 days ago), the government wants to you place disclaimers everytime you give a product review. Basically saying whether you're affiliated with the product company or not.


This probably only applies to Americans giving product reviews. However, the legal systems has so many elaborate twists, turns, and loopholes that this might possibly effect international gurus as well. For example, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is an American law, but it victimizes International Youtube video makers just as bad as it does with Americans. Better safe than sorry.....


Watch PrincessPinkcat's video embedded down below. She goes much more in detail about it all. But I'll conclude this post by saying I agree 100% when she says that there will be people reporting others for the wrong reasons...


On a sidenote that's completely off subject. I have plans to purchase some makeup products during Christmas time and finally do my own hauls / reviews soon afterwards. So please be patient ladies, I'd love to start blogging about certain things very shortly!!



10 comments:

Lorien BeautyLove said...

I suppose thats a good thing! because I mean if you work for the company, the likelyhood of you giving a good review is high.. this way we know whos being honest and whos doing it for their company :) but $11000 fine is a tad steep! x

Tali said...

Thanks for the heads up!! xx

QueenPenelope86 said...

I still can't find out if there will be any issues with UK bloggers.

Makeup By Lauren P said...

THIS IS THE MOST STUPID THING I EVER HEARD! Thanks for letting us know! Companies rely on beauty bloggers for free advertisement basically!

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

Does that mean that us bloggers have to do it?

geli-pet said...

So excited for you upcoming posts :D

petitderriere said...

omg...that is just insane. It does make some sense but that would just make tutorials and reviews unecessarily long.

hope it doesn't affect Australian bloggers.

Geeky Mac Boy said...

@Lorien - Yeah that is the one and only major good thing I see coming out of all this.

@Tali - Your welcome! And keep up wiht your great posts too!

@QueenPenelope86 - After thinking it over some more. I kinda have my doubts that this will affect international ppl as it would with Americans...

@LaurenP - Yeah I kinda have noticed that. That companies especially new ones that are just now starting out. Seems like the internet is crucial in getting their names across.

Geeky Mac Boy said...

@Jordy - Well if you're from outside the US then probably not. HOwever, I'd do it just in case!

@geli - Why thank you! I should be at least doing some hauls very soon. Have several thinking being shipped right now!

@petitderriere - Yeah it would create an annoyance if everyone had put little disclosures at the bottom of every post!

Karen said...

Looking forward to your reviews and hauls :)
And thanks for letting us know about the new disclaimer headlines. Sounds like mostly an American targetted issue. But anyhow, it's too bad people just can't be honest about reviews because if everyone was honest there wouldn't be a need for this.

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