Regulation and Compliance

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.

Here are some of our most popular and evergreen content focused on Compliance and Regulation to help you stay on the right side of the law:

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Check out all of our Compliance and Regulation information below – both news and subscriber-only – organized by date:

Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Trump Slump, Tesla and Touch of Utah

Tesla offers full self-driving subscriptions, The Athletic raises annual subscription rate, Flipkart tells India Court it is different than Amazon.
Alphabet Reports 62 Percent Increase in Revenue for Q2 2021

French Regulators Fine Google $591M for Failure to Negotiate with Publishers and News Agencies

Google has been fined $593M by France's Competition Authority for failing to negotiate in good faith with publishers and news agencies.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Platforms, Publications and Probes

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google for censorship; FTC opens probe of Amazon's proposed purchase of MGM; Apple shows an interest in NFL Sunday Ticket.
Five on Friday, July 16, 2021: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

Five on Friday: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

LIVIT launches tiered subscription plan; UK man is jailed for pirating Premier League subscriptions; Twitter tests new conversation settings.
Amazon to acquire MGM TV and Film Studio for $8.45B

FTC Is Scrutinizing Amazon’s $8.45 Billion Acquisition of MGM

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Amazon's $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM.
Alphabet Reports 62 Percent Increase in Revenue for Q2 2021

37 States and Territories Sue Google for Illegal Monopoly

37 states and territories sue Google for anticompetitive behavior and abusing their dominant market position.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Watching, Weighing and Working

Gannett wants to compete against NYT's The Wirecutter, Apple will soon start charging for TV+, Instagram works on paid stories subscription feature.
Lawmakers urge FTC to continue the fight against Facebook.

Lawmakers Urge FTC to Continue Fight Against Facebook

Four days after a federal court dismissed the FTC's antitrust complaint against Facebook, lawmakers urge the FTC to keep fighting.
Five on Friday: Features, Fraud and French Content

Five on Friday: Features, Fraud and French Content

YouTube TV adds new features for $20 a month; Amazon offers 6 mos. of Disney+ to new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers, and Facebook files $36M ad fraud lawsuit.
Facebook Launches Newsletter Subscription Service, ‘Bulletin’

Facebook Scores Major Win Against FTC in Antitrust Case

A U.S. District Court judge dismissed an antitrust complaint filed by the FTC against Facebook for insufficience evidence.

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