Promotional contests are a popular way to promote Websites on the Internet. However, Internet contests may be subject to the criminal and advertising laws of various jurisdictions, including the jurisdiction from which the contest originates and jurisdictions in which contestants reside. Accordingly, Internet contests may present a significant risk of criminal and quasi-criminal liability. In Canada, promotional contests must be carefully designed to avoid violating Criminal Code gaming laws and to comply with Competition Act disclosure requirements. Contests open to Quebec residents must also comply with specific Quebec laws.

type Internet Contests