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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Weekly Subscription News, Nov. 28, 2020: Babies, Baking and Brands

Weekly Subscription News: Suits, Spikes and Studios

Subscription news: TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration, Lizzo signs a deal with Amazon Studios, and Hulu launches annual plan.
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New Automatic Renewal Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Ancestry.com

Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. explains a recently filed class-action lawsuit against Ancestry.com. Ancestry is accused of violating California law by automatically renewing memberships without consumers' clear permission.
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Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax Media and Game Publisher Bethesda for $7.5B

Microsoft Considers Acquiring Video Platform TikTok After Talking to the President

After talking to President Trump, Microsoft confirms that it is considering an acquisition of TikTok in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues YouTube for Not Stopping Bitcoin Scam

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Sues YouTube for Not Stopping Bitcoin Scam

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and 17 other plaintiffs file suit against Google and YouTube for not stopping a global bitcoin scam.
Apple Reports Record Revenue of $64.7B in Q4 FY20

Apple Wins $15.4 Billion Tax Appeal Against EU Commission

On July 15, Apple won a years-long appeal against the European Commission over $15.4 billion in taxes the company owed in Ireland.
Auto manufacturer Volvo agreed to revamp its car subscription program to appease auto dealers.

Volvo to Revamp Car Subscription Service to Appease California Auto Dealers

Volvo agreed to revamp its Care by Volvo car subscription program to appease California auto dealers without violating state franchise laws.
Five on Friday, July 17, 2020: Peacock, Paid Membership and Podcast Ad Revenue Predictions

Five on Friday: Peacock, Paid Memberships and Podcast Ad Revenue Predictions

Cosmpolitan launches a paid membership program, Walmart is hit with a lawsuit for alleged data breach and experts predict $1B in podcast ad revenue in 2020.
Europol Takes Down Streaming Video Piracy Operation with 2M Subscribers

Europol Takes Down Streaming Video Piracy Operation with 2M Subscribers

Europol shut down a five-year-old streaming video piracy operation that had 2 million subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Le Tote Sues Urban Outfitters for Using Proprietary Information to Launch Competing Subscription Service

Le Tote Sues Urban Outfitters for Using Proprietary Information to Launch Competing Subscription Service

Le Tote, a subscription women's clothing rental service, filed suit against Urban Outfitters for allegedly using proprietary information to start a competing service.
Google to Start Paying Select Publishers for High Quality Content

Google to Start Paying Select Publishers for High Quality Content

Google announced a new licensing program in which it would pay select publishers for high quality content, including text, images, audio and video.

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