This video helps to define what type of podcast business you are operating – that is, whether you are a sole proprietor, partnership, LLC or corporation. Although most podcasters are sole proprietorships or partnerships, the video explains how entities like corporations and LLCs can shield individual owners from some business debts and lawsuits.
- [Voiceover] Employees and independent contractors.…If you are paying workers to create…content for your podcast, or if you are paid…to prepare a podcast for someone else,…here are a few things you need to know.…If you podcast for an employer, your employer…owns the copyright.…Usually the person who creates the podcast…is the owner of the podcast copyright,…but that's not the case when an employee…creates a podcast within the scope…of his or her employment, what is known…as a work made for hire.…
So for example, if one of your tasks at your job…is podcasting, your employer owns the copyright…in all of your podcasts.…If you're not an employer and you create podcasts…as a contractor, the employer may not own the copyright.…An independent contractor, IC, provides services…on a per-project basis, usually for a number of clients.…An employee on the other hand,…is not running his or her own business,…but follows the rules and standards set by the employer.…
When an independent contractor is paid…to create a podcast, the contractor will own…
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- Choosing the right name for your podcast
- Using music and interviews in a podcast
- Understanding government regulations
- Responding to complaints
- Generating podcast income
- Registering podcast trademarks and copyrights