Beginning December 1, 2009, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began enforcing new rules regarding transparency in advertising relations between product endorsers, advertisers, affiliate marketers, product reviewers, bloggers, celebrities, and other marketers, and the general public.
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