New topic: Campaign ads go Net

Thursday, May 24, 2007

To reach potential voters and contributors, politicians are increasingly turning to the Internet to make their plea for campaign cash. And regulations on how online ad campaigns are to work are racing to catch up.

The Federal Election Commission revised regulations in 2006 governing various types of campaign advertising via the Internet. In a new First Amendment Center Online research article, legal intern Scott Felsenthal examines the new regulations and how they were reached — including implications for Webvertising in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (otherwise known as the McCain-Feingold Act) and the important court case of Shays v. Federal Election Commission.

See the article at the link below.