FTC Settlement Provides Industry Standards For Downloadable Software

Law360, New York (November 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- On November 3, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement and consent order with Zango Inc., f/k/a 180solutions Inc., relating to allegations of deceptive and unfair practices involving downloadable software.

Zango had, as of the end of 2005, already adopted practices in compliance with the material terms set forth in the FTC Consent, including installation notice and consent and easy uninstallation. For the industry, the consent provides clear guidelines for companies offering downloadable software via the Internet. Zango paid $3 million as part of the...
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