Podcasters, Streamers. and Internet Broadcasters-Things to Consider
Written by Of Counsel Attorney Joel Corcoran
Podcasters, streamers, and Internet broadcasters rarely think of the potential legal ramifications of their work. We're here to help you with that.
We've seen an explosion in online media platforms in just a few years. Fifteen years ago, podcasting was in its infancy and YouTube, Word Press, and Blogger were all the rage. Anyone wanting to be an amateur -- or just independent -- broadcaster could set up studio in their bedroom. A couple good lights, some good editing software, and a decent computer provided a production studio equivalent to what the networks were using twenty years before.
Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram, and other platforms led to broader audiences, and then came Music.ly and Vine. And today? Anyone with a decent phone and TikTok can put out content in small bursts that rival anything else out there.
In a way, we're returning to a legal landscape similar to the 1800s and early 1900s when every neighborhood had its own newspaper or broadsheet. And what does that mean for podcasters seeking audiences, TikTokers striving for clout, or plain old content creators still plugging along after all these years?
We'll discuss all that and more on Tuesday, including topics like:
How to set up a business entity to support your job, side-gig, hobby, or interest.
Who owns the content you create online?
Slander and libel in an age when an off-hand content can go viral in moments.
License agreements, open source agreements, and everything in between.
Plus whatever topics come to mind.