WEB when does that law go into effect when you have to delcare your affiliate links?

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  1. Falconer

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    And what's the penalty if you don't? A fine?
     
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    hank85 sudo shred /dev/sda -f -v -z --iterations=6

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    that ftc site has videos? I fucking hate it when I click on something that is supposed to be informative and it's a video. I don't want to watch a video. I want an article and/or summary.

    Article:
    - skim it, find important points, profit

    Video:
    - wait for it to load
    - potentially wait for non-youtube shitty proprietary video software to insall
    - have to skip through vid to hopefully find pertinent parts OR waste time watching entire vid

    I hate videos.

    I don't know why they're so valued for SEO, either. From the people I've talked to, everyone else hates videos (not including time-wasting videos on youtube) as well.

    edit - at least those videos were short, but still. Annoying.






    So what's gonna happen now with all these affiliate "review sites" where the company obviously never sent them a copy of anything to review :rofl: Do they just say "this is an affiliate link, if you buy thru this link I get monies?"
     
  5. Falconer

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    Does this affect non-review affiliate sites?

    For example, if you're blogging about subject xyz, and you link to a book on amazon.com using your affiliate link and the book is "XYZ for dummies", you're not saying it's a review or that the product is good, you're just saying "hey you might also be interested in this."

    In that case, does it still need the affiliate disclaimer?
     
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    Considering there will be 100 million of those out there, and 99.9% of them not misleading in any way I'd guess you would be safe without doing so. I doubt the FBI is gunna come knocking on your door for pushing self help books, or fishing for dummies. I got a feeling their more worried about the rebills and 'diet' products with the fake testimonials.
     
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    Reason why all his shit happened in the first place.
     

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