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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Member Alert: FTC “Digital Dark Patterns” Workshop April 29th

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a virtual workshop on April 29th to examine digital “dark patterns” to examine what dark patterns are and how they impact or trick consumers and the marketplace into making unwanted or extra purchases online.
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Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Grover raises $71M for consumer electronics subscription biz, Charter pays $19.2M for tricking customers into switching ISPs, USA Today lost 50% of print sales last year.
Five on Friday April 2 2021

Five on Friday: Fake News, Twitter Conversations and Top Subscription Jobs

Google contributes $29M to EU fund to fight fake news, Axios and The Athletic might merge, and LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs.
Featuring Disney+, Google, Facebook, Apple and Spotify

Five on Friday: Antitrust Complaint, PPP and the Death of Free News

In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, Disney+ now has more than 100 million subscribers in just 16 months and weeks...

Subscription Insider Announces the Official Launch of Subscription Show 2021

Conference to be held in New York, NY, November 1-3 (with live streaming) Tickets go on sale March 16...
Classmates.com settles a lawsuit in California for up to $550K for violating auto-renewal laws.

Classmates.com to Pay up to $550K for Violating California Auto-Renewal Law

PeopleConnect Inc., parent of Classmates.com, has settled a lawsuit in California for up to $550K, for violating auto-renewal laws in the state.
Facebook to launch newsletter platform for independent writers

Facebook Ends News Sharing Standoff with Australian Government

After blocking news sharing in Australia, Facebook ended its standoff with the Australian government, after receiving minor concessions.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Tests, Talks and Digital Subscriptions

New Statesman grows digital subscriptions 75% in a year, NYT tests digital subscriptions for kids & SiriusXM gives 1M lifetime subscriptions in a settlement.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

Microsoft Supports Australian Proposal to Pay Publishers for News

Microsoft supports a proposal by the Australian Parliament to pay publishers for news. Facebook and Google actively oppose the measure.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Sports Illustrated launches premium memberships, Ordslip & DoorDash partner for on-demand delivery and Spotify considers a la carte payments.

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