---- U.S. F.T.C.: Online Ads Must Be Clearly Marked as Ads To Avoid Deception
lucy24 - 1:18 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is THAT EFFECTIVE disclosure?
It is if the law doesn't explicitly say otherwise. I don't know how common this is, but if you skim my state's civil code you'll notice a trend: If it's a law mandating some type of disclosure, it will include an express numerical minimum point size, or rules for visibility from some distance in the case of things that have to be posted. I'm surprised you don't see more contracts whose footer is in one of those artsy scripty fonts whose x-height is about half what it would be in Times Roman.
I don't think any jurisdiction in the world has a meta-law that says each new law must include a clear description of how it is to be enforced, and how much the enforcement will cost. I suppose you could engage summer interns (unpaid) to spend 40 hours a week just surfing the web. You'd have no shortage of applicants; "interned at FCC" is bound to look good on a resumé and your parents don't need to know exactly how you spent that summer in DC.