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The Consumer Review Fairness Act
« on: November 29, 2016, 09:52:39 PM »
So, after digging through all the depressing or baffling stuff, it's refreshing to find news that's actually great for once.

Quote from: Ars Technica
The Consumer Review Fairness Act—full text available here—voids any provision in a form contract that prohibits or restricts customers from posting reviews about the goods, services, or conduct of the company providing the product or service. It also voids provisions that impose penalties or fees on customers for posting online reviews as well as those that require customers to give up the intellectual property rights related to such reviews. The legislation empowers the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the new law and impose penalties when necessary.

The bill also protects reviews that aren't available via the Internet.

And it was passed unanimously by Congress, despite the fact that Congress never seems to agree on anything whatsoever. The only step left is to get the president to sign it.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2016, 09:56:53 PM by Shadow Coconuts »


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