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From subscription offers, free trials, special promotions, marketing copy, auto-renewal notification, consumer privacy, financial reporting, payment processes, and more – there are a lot of laws that subscription, membership, and recurring-revenue companies need to understand and comply with.

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Five on Friday: Purchases, Podcasts and Permanent Shut Downs

Five on Friday: Purchases, Podcasts and Permanent Shut Downs

A judge shuts down Locast, YouTube tries podcasting, and Zoom reveals new features at Zoomtopia 2021.

Judge Hands Down Split Decision in Epic Games v. Apple Lawsuit

A federal judge handed down a split decision in the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit. Epic Games is appealing.
Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google plans to appeal a €500 million fine ($591M) imposed by France’s Competition Authority. Google says the fine is disproportionate.
Five on Friday: Monopolies, Music and Microsoft

Five on Friday: Monopolies, Music and Microsoft

The DOJ prepares to sue Google, Microsoft launches a personalized news service, and Hulu to raise prices.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Branding, Betting and Testing

Twitter to monetize Clubhouse clone 'Spaces'; Apple will cut commissions to attract more publishers; ESPN looks to license brand for $3B as sports betting grows.
Apple Agrees to Major Updates to App Store

Apple Agrees to Make Major Updates to App Store Policies to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Apple has agreed to make major updates to App Store policies to settle a class-action lawsuit with U.S. developers.
Five on Friday: Leasing Programs, Premium Podcasts and Bitcoin Payments

Five on Friday: Leasing Programs, Premium Podcasts and Bitcoin Payments

Fair abandons the car subscription model, OnlyFans reverses courses to allow sexually explicit content, and Substack partners with OpenNote to accept Bitcoin.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

SEC Files Charges Against Three Former Netflix Engineers with Insider Trading

The SEC charged three former Netflix engineers and two associates with insider trading for using nonpublic subscriber data to make $3M in profits.
Lawmakers urge FTC to continue the fight against Facebook.

FTC Amends Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission amended its antitrust complaint against Facebook, alleging an illegal "buy-or-bury" scheme.
Zoom Settles Class-Action Privacy Lawsuit for $85 Million

Zoom Settles Class Action Privacy Lawsuit for $85 Million

Video conferencing platform Zoom settled a class action privacy lawsuit for $85 million. Zoom admits no wrongdoing.

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