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Judge Rules Colorado Sales Tax Reporting Scheme Unconstitutional

Politicians the world around spend their time scheming ways to separate their constituents from their money. Anyone involved in online marketing we should be aware that states cannot force an online merchant to collect sales tax unless the merchant has … Continue reading

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Employers Ask for FaceBook Password in Job Interviews

You’ve probably heard of the stories where job applicants were asked to give up their FaceBook password. Now, even Congress is investigating the practice and we even have this from Facebook itself. I suspect the practice will be very short … Continue reading

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Feds Seize Domain Names

ICE, The federal customs enforcement agency seized an estimated 130 domain names that is says were selling illegal or counterfeit merchandise. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gillian Christensen declined to state how many domains had been seized, but told the … Continue reading

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The FTC’s Internet Kill Switch

The government is on a path to regulate nearly everything in our lives. This post by U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn discusses the problem. Bureaucrats at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are pursuing a heavy-handed regulatory approach to address vague concerns … Continue reading

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Another State Tries to Put the Squeeze on Amazon

Texas demands Amazon collect sales taxes.  Amazon Leaves Texas. Texas really showed ’em, huh? More government wisdom in action. http://bsfootprint.com/government/amazoncom-complies-with-texas-law-gets-no-love

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Democrat SenatorWants Taxes on Internet Sales

Here’s some amazing news for internet marketers.  Democrat Senator, Dick Durbin plans to introduce a bill to collect taxes on internet sales.  Now, imagine that.  A Democrat wants more taxes. http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20052999-281.html Why do you suppose we would ever call a … Continue reading

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Interview On FTC Guidelines

The FTC recently posted new guidelines about what they might expect from internet marketers. Jim Edwards (an internet marketer) recorded a live webinar with Mr Rick Cleland, The Assistant Deputy at the Federal Trade Commission. You may find this information … Continue reading

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Illinois Tries to Squeeze Blood From a Turnip

Illinois, desperate for money to support the Dems mismanagement have decided that the next ripe turnip is online purchases.  But Amazon.com isn’t willing to be that turnip. From Internet Retailer today: Lawmakers in Illinois have voted for a 6.25% tax … Continue reading

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