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Vermont Updates Automatic Renewal Online Cancellation Provisions

Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. explains new updates to Vermont’s Automatic Renewal Online Cancellation Provisions which goes into effect on July 1, 2020.
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The FCC fines Sinclair Broadcasting Group $48 million.

Sinclair Broadcasting to Pay $48 Million Fine for Failed Merger with Tribune Media

The FCC fined Sinclair Broadcasting Group $48 million for its failed merger with Tribune Media. The fine is the largest fine a broadcast company has been charged by the FCC in its 86 year history.

New Pending Bill In CA Addressing Automatically Renewing Offers

I would like to bring to your attention a bill pending in California regarding automatically renewing offers which has already passed unanimously in committee and is on its way to a to full house chamber vote. California already requires full disclosure of the offer terms and an explanation of the full price that a consumer […]
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Weekly Subscription News Round-Up

Weekly Subscription News: Mobile Ads, Art and Plant Subscriptions, and Antitrust Concerns

In this week's news, Congress wonders if Amazon lied to them, entrepreneurs launch art & plant subscriptions & Google requires identify verification.

VISA Delays Enhanced Descriptor Requirement Until April 2021

VISA has announced an Emergency COVID-related Operational Business update and this announcement delays VISA’s enhanced descriptor requirement until April 2021 with proactive compliance enforcement put on hold for the time being. All other aspects of the policy including clear T&Cs upon enrollment, reminder notification, and online cancellation remain in effect as of April 18, 2020. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. explains.
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Two of McClatchy’s Biggest Creditors Make Bid to Buy Company

Two of McClatchy's biggest creditors make a bid to buy the company, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Fremch regulators will require Google to compensate French publishers and news agencies for their article snippets, videos and photos.

French Regulators Will Require Google to Compensate Publishers and News Agencies for Using Their News Snippets

French regulators will require Google to compensate French publishers and news agencies for their article snippets, videos and photos.
Five on Friday, March 27, 2020

Five on Friday: Privacy, Subscription Sharing and Streaming Growth

Five on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020: subscription sharing, consumer privacy compliance extension and ESPN.
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Weekly Subscription News: Compost, Contracts and College Textbooks

While the world battens down the hatches to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, the subscription world marches on.

Five on Friday: Goal Setting, Guidelines and Global OTT

Happy Friday, everyone! Knee deep in presidential debates and caucuses, we hope you are ready for a productive distraction with our Friday features. In this week's edition, we look at the global OTT market and its projected growth over the next five years. Also, the FTC is reviewing influencer and sponsored content guidelines, the Association of National Advertisers has a mixed reaction to the proposed privacy rules in California, Patreon is lending money to creators for big projects, and Shopify shares five tools for helping you achieve your 2020 goals.
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