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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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Call for Speakers: Subscription Show 2019

Subscription Insider announced today its Call for Speakers for Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019. Subscription Insider will be accepting speaker proposals through February 1, 2019.

Data Businesses: Prepare Now For The Coming Market Disruption, Thanks To New Law

Recently signed into law, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is going to have a big impact on the data business. It contains within it provisions to open up all non-sensitive databases, and make them easily available in machine-readable, non-proprietary formats. Russell Perkins explains.
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Data Privacy and Subscription Regulatory Topics Addressed at Subscription Show 2019

From subscription offers, free trials, special promotions, marketing copy, auto-renewal notification, renewal notification, consumer privacy, financial reporting, payment processes, and more - there are a lot of laws that subscription companies need to understand and comply with. Subscription Show 2019 features three informative sessions for recurring revenue companies to understand the latest regulations and how to plan to comply with them.

EU Fines Google $1.49 Billion Euros for Antitrust Violations

On March 20, the European Commission announced it was fining technology giant Google €1.49 billion, or about $1.67 billion U.S., for breaching the European Union's antitrust rules for abusive practices in online advertising, Specifically, the European Commission said Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had abused its power by imposing restrictions on third-party websites like newspapers, blogs, travel services and other websites, effectively blocking ads from Google's rivals from coming up in search results.

Five on Friday: DocuSign, Discord and Deceitful Subscription Practices

Halloween is just around the corner and we have tricks and treats in this weeks Five on Friday: the FBI investigates ad fraud and questionable media buying practices in the U.S., Apple puts a stop to tricksters using deceitful practices to entice users into subscribing, Discord opens a beta games store and revamps its Nitro games subscription, DocuSign agrees to acquire SpringCM, and Shopify shares three support channels your subscription business needs now.
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Subscription Show Launches with a Wide Array of Industry Expertise

On the inaugural day of the first-ever Subscription Show 2019 by Subscription Insider, industry professionals met to network and learn from their peers and from industry experts. Here's the recap.

New VISA Rules for Free Introductory Promotional Terms or Free Trials

On October 19, 2019 VISA published an updated version of its Product and Service Rules that will impact the acceptance, disclosure and notice obligations of merchants conducting free trial offers and introductory offers that convert to paid programs for both digital and physical goods and services. These changes go into effect on April 18, 2020. Here are the changes recurring merchants. need to understand.
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Legal Insider:California Court of Appeals Weighs in on the Enforceability of Terms-of-Use

In May, the California Court of Appeals weighed in on the issue how the display of online terms-of-use impacts their enforceability. Understand the issue in The Legal Insider written by Lisa Dubrow, Esquire.
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Weekly Subscription News, Nov. 28, 2020: Babies, Baking and Brands

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.

Five on Friday: FTC Native Ad Guidelines, Website Building Checklist and More

This week's Five on Friday touches on the changing landscapes between Amazon & Netflix. Also Included: Influencer Marketing, a comprehensive website building checklist, and defining your target audience!
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