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Commercial Alert, a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit consumer watchdog group backed by Ralph Nader, last week filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission, charging that TV networks are deceiving the public by failing to disclose paid product placements. The complaint calls for FTC and FCC investigations and new rules to require TV networks and stations to disclose to their audiences all paid product placements in their programming…Atlantic Records and Sony Corp. are collaborating on a promotion they are claiming is the industry's first-ever combined music CD/PlayStation 2 videogame release, featuring the band P.O.D.
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