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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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Legal Insider: 3 Bills to Watch

Mastercard Increases Transparency for Recurring Transactions

Big news in the payments world: Mastercard is imposing new and unique disclosure and notice requirements for merchants.

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News Media Alliance Asks US Copyright Office to Strengthen Publishers’ Rights

Last week, the News Media Alliance urged the US Copyright Office to strengthen the rights of publishers.
Legal Insider: 3 Bills to Watch

Legal Insider: Proposed Bills to Watch

Marc Roth of Cobalt Law shares the latest updates on three proposed bills in FL, TN and VA that he's following closely.

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Five on Friday: GOing, Growing and Subscription Jobs

GO car subscription expands into 4 new markets; LinkedIn wins class action lawsuit; 2021 was a good year for print magazine launches.
MyLife to Pay $21M to Settle Claims for Deceptive Subscription Practices

MyLife to Pay $21M to FTC for Deceptive Subscription Practices

MyLife must pay $21M to the FTC for deceptive subscription practices, including negative option marketing. Company does not admit nor deny claims.
Legal Insider: 3 Bills to Watch

Legal Insider: Year End Legal Subscription Marketing Update

Marc Roth of Cobalt Law shares a year end legal subscription marketing update, including new auto renewal laws and a newly-introduced bill in Congress.

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Zoom settles class action privacy lawsuit for $85M.

Zoom Settles Class Action Privacy Lawsuit for $85 Million

Zoom settles a class action privacy lawsuit for $85 million. Zoom has denied any wrongdoing or liability.
Weekly Subscription News: Duos, Downplays and Daily Digests

Weekly Subscription News: Purchases, Privacy and Partners

BuzzFeed's IPO is a bust, Facebook quietly buys the metaverse, Spotify removes content over royalty disputes.
UK CMA Directs Facebook to Sell GIPHY

UK’s CMA Directs Facebook to Sell GIPHY

The UK's CMA has directed Facebook to sell GIPHY due to antitrust concerns. Facebook refutes the claims.
Five Major Textbook Publishers Sue Shopify for Alleged Copyright Violations

Five Major Textbook Publishers Sue Shopify for Alleged Copyright Violations

Five major textbook publishers are suing Shopify for allegedly violating copyright laws by selling PDFs of textbooks without authorization.

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