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.

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Facebook Ends News Sharing Standoff with Australian Government

FTC and 48 States and Territories Sue Facebook for Illegal Monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from 48 states and U.S. territories are suing Facebook for creating an illegal monopoly.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Real Estate, Radio and Reports

Scroll tests limited partnership with McClatchy, Walmart adds free shipping to subscription program & Hartford Courant to shut down newsroom.
Five on Friday: Influential Brands, Pizza and Procter & Gamble

Five on Friday: Acquisition News, Pizza and Procter & Gamble

In this week's Five on Friday, we feature influential subscription brands, acquisition news, and a special pizza-and-a-movie promotion.

VISA: Enhanced Billing Descriptors Now Optional

VISA's Enhanced Descriptor Rule is now optional. VISA merchant requirements for free trials, introductory or discounted offers that convert to regular pricing are still in effect.
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Five on Friday: Price Hikes, Antitrust Scrutiny and Subscription Jobs

Five on Friday: Price Hikes, Antitrust Scrutiny and Subscription Jobs

FCC chairman Ajit Pai will resign Jan. 20, DOJ is looking at antitrust violations by Facebook & Google, and LinkedIn shares subscription jobs.
Apple Reports Record Revenue of $64.7B in Q4 FY20

Apple Reduces App Store Commission to 15% for Small Businesses

Apple announced that the company is reducing its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses earning less than $1M per year.

Subscription Compliance Alert: New NY Auto-Renewal Law

New York has enacted a new auto-renewal law, NY S1475A, that covers sales to consumers of auto-renewing or continuous service offers.
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Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Digital, Travel and Podcast Subscriptions

Spotify may launch a subscription podcast service, Gannett hits 1M digital subscribers, TripAdvisor launches first subscription plan for travelers.
The European Union charges Amazon with antitrust violations which could cost the company up to $28.1 billion.

European Commission Charges Amazon with Antitrust Violations

The European Commission has charged Amazon with antitrust violations which could cost them up to 10% in annual revenue, or $28.1 billion.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Fraud, Ad Integration and Satellite Internet

Comcast has more streaming subscribers than cable subscribers, SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet, and TikTok and Shopify partner.

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