Laws regulating social media contests and sweepstakes vary widely depending where you are. Businesses must not encourage entrants to violate intellectual property laws. There are registration rules, tax filing requirements, and administration regulations. Many questions include, will there be objective judging or a random winner? Is purchase required or are there alternative methods of entry? What are the rules for contests and sweepstakes on the social media platform? Twitter allows them. Facebook has restrictions. Google+ bans them but allows links to them. Email is also a platform that is regulated. For help figuring out what to do about these social media laws, see the Your Options page of this website.
State Laws are not preempted by, and often differ from, the federal rules.
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