Fined For Out Of Date Website? Not Quite
from the false-advertising... dept
The Inquirer headline screams Firm fined for out of date website, which certainly seems ominous, until you read the details. The "firm" in question is a restaurant. The site in question is a menu. The problem, obviously, is that the online menu is advertising the restaurant so people will go to it -- only to find out many of the dishes are no longer served and just about all of the dishes cost much more than what's on the website. In that situation, it seems pretty clear that the website is false advertising -- and the fine is for that fact, not necessarily for being "out of date." If the same headline said "Restaurant fined for false advertising online," the story wouldn't seem so interesting.