This video explains some legal rules that may apply for all podcast disputes. For example, most lawsuits are driven by money so a podcaster with assets or revenue is more likely to be a lawsuit target. The video also explains the limitations of Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, and provides suggestions to podcasters for limiting liability.
- [Voiceover] Rules for all podcast disputes.…Here are some legal rules that may apply…for all content disputes.…As I've indicated before,…most lawsuits are driven by money.…If you work for a corporate client…or you have substantial assets,…you're more likely to be a lawsuit target…than if you're struggling to make ends meet…and podcasting from your bedroom.…For example, a patent owner sued various podcasters…for patent infringement in 2014…and demanded a cut of the podcasters' revenues.…
A few weeks later,…the patent owner dismissed all the lawsuits…once he realized the podcasters didn't earn enough money…to make the litigation worth his while.…Companies have feelings too.…Most of the legal claims I've described…in the previous videos apply to companies,…as well as to individuals.…For example, companies can be defamed…and they can sue you for divulging trade secrets…and infringing intellectual property.…Don't count on Section 230.…
A federal law known as the Communications Decency Act…includes a section, Section 230,…
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- Using music and interviews in a podcast
- Understanding government regulations
- Responding to complaints
- Generating podcast income
- Registering podcast trademarks and copyrights