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The FCC’s ‘Contest Rule’ and how it may affect your sweepstakes

Hap Burke Spenser Owens May 19, 2020
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The FCC’s “Contest Rule” provides that it is illegal to “predetermine or prearrange” the outcome of a contest or to broadcast a “predetermined or prearranged” contest. This means that any time that a sweepstakes or contest is announced or advertised via television or radio, the television or radio broadcaster must comply with the Contest Rule and accurately disclose the important rules and policies of the contest. READ MORE