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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE

Division 7 General Business Regulations

§ 17502. Exemption of broadcasting stations and publishers from provisions of article

This article does not apply to any visual or sound radio broadcasting station, to any internet service provider or commercial online service, or to any publisher of a newspaper, magazine, or other publication, who broadcasts or publishes, including over the Internet, an advertisement in good faith, without knowledge of its false, deceptive, or misleading character.


Added Stats 1941 ch 63 § 1. Amended Stats 1951 ch 627 § 1; Stats 1998 ch 599 § 3 (SB 597).

ANNOTATIONS

Amendments:

1951 Amendment:
Added (1) "visual or sound radio broadcasting station or to any"; and (2) "broadcasts or".

1998 Amendment:
Added (1) ", to any internet service provider or commercial online service,"; and (2) ", including over the Internet,".

Historical Derivations:
Former Pen C § 654a, as added Stats 1905 ch 254 § 1, amended Stats 1915 ch 634 § 1, Stats 1933 ch 952 § 1.
Cross References:
Liability of broadcasters and publishers for false, purportedly fact-based or brand-comparison advertisements: B & P C § 17508

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