1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Legal disclaimer after purchased testimonial video?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by seochris96, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    Writer, Designer, Marketer
    Location:
    2 spots away from the top of Google
    Living in the US, I have to abide by the FTC's regulations when it comes to purchased testimonials. From what I can tell, I should be able to simply place a message at the end of my videos stating that these aren't real people and blah blah.

    How does everyone else implement this into their videos? Is there a better way, that as is legal?
     
  2. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    219
    Occupation:
    Front-End Web Developer
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    That's actually exactly what I do. :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    Writer, Designer, Marketer
    Location:
    2 spots away from the top of Google
    Thanks, dude. I'm about to go hardcore into video marketing starting later today, since it looks like the iron is hot right now. Just wish I would have done it a few months ago. But oh well. Which of your packages do I need if I'm basically starting from scratch? I'll be going for fairly low competition keywords but I'd like to start putting up 1 to 2 videos a day.

    Should I use a combination of your services, or is there an all-in-one combo?

    I'll use GSA and drip rev and a several manually built Tier 1's, but I know I'll need retention views as well. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  4. pazocean

    pazocean Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    28
    May I ask from where / how you know about legal stuff you have to abide ?
    Although I do not live in US, can I somewhere read what someone has to follow concerning legal regulations ?
     
  5. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    NYC
    Lol I never put any stupid disclaimer. None of those reviews on TV ever put anything like that. Instead they say that they are from REAL people. Like anyone believes that and they never get in trouble.
     
  6. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    Writer, Designer, Marketer
    Location:
    2 spots away from the top of Google
    If you live in the US, the government agency that oversees all commerce is the FTC. http://www.ftc.gov/

    I'm very familiar with them because I've been in internet marketing for close to 12 years (I used to be HUGE into email marketing 12 years ago), and I learned the hard way that if you don't abide by the laws, the Feds will come and get you. A few friends of mine (who had made millions) were forced to leave the US and basically can't come back unless they want to face the music against the FTC and IRS.

    I have no idea what country you're in and therefore have no idea what laws you must abide.
     
  7. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    Writer, Designer, Marketer
    Location:
    2 spots away from the top of Google
    I would consider investigating that a little further if you don't think anyone ever gets in trouble. Just go the FTC's website. People get sued and/or hit with injunctions and C&D's in this country every single day.