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:

Five on Friday: Data Caps, Competition and Content Analytics

Five on Friday: Data Caps, Competition and Content Analytics

Substack welcomes newsletter competition, Word Press's parent buys content analytics platform Parse.ly, and Comcast holds off on data caps.
D.C. Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

FTC Proposes $61M Settlement with Amazon for Tips Not Paid to Drivers

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a $61.7 million settlement with Amazon for tips the company did not pass along to drivers.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Losses, Launches and Luxury

Tidal's revenue grows but still has losses, NYT Cooking kicks off ad campaign to leverage growth, and members-only services help restaurants and luxury travel survive.
Top Subscription Stories of 2020

Top Subscription Stories of 2020

This year's top subscription stories include major acquisitions, antitrust concerns, lots of layoffs, an abundance of launches and more.
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Google to Start Paying Select Publishers for High Quality Content

Antitrust Lawsuits Plague Google

Last week, Google got hit with two more antitrust lawsuits, just two months after the Department of Justice filed its own antitrust lawsuit.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Power, Programming and the Pandemic

Winc wines grows under the power of influencers, CBS All Access adds more kids' programming and Franklin Covey's model survies the pandemic.
Facebook to launch newsletter platform for independent writers

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: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

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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