While over at CNet, I saw this headline:
FTC to bloggers: Fess up or pay up
This quote gives the gist of it:
Independent bloggers who fail to disclose paid reviews or freebies can face up to $11,000 in fines from the Federal Trade Commission,
Then it went on to say:
That means, theoretically, that if a celebrity gushes about a new car on his or her Twitter account and it turns out that the car was given away for free, the celebrity could be fined by the FTC.
Also, I saw this tweet from Boise Diva:
debbienews: If only I received any freebies at boisedailyphoto.com! I'd be a good girl and report them: (reg described here)
So, please don't send me anything -- no cars, jewelry or money. I don't want to fill out any forms. I'm lazy, and it's too complicated.
[I wish the government didn't think I was so stupid that I'd run out and buy a car because Brad Pitt tweeted about it. Now, Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, hmm...]