Podcasting Legal Guide

I am in the process of reading this legal guide for podcasters. Yes, a real legal guide. It even has stuff in there like: Licenses You Will Need.
(a) Licenses For Reproduction And Distribution Of Musical Works.

Yeah. Quite boring reading. But, good stuff none the less. I recommend aPodcasting Legal Guide Logony podcaster get their hands on it. It might just save you some headaches down the road. What may be seemingly innocent now could be a lawsuit when your podcast has a following of a few thousand people.

The document is published under the Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.” It is written by Colette Vogele, Esq. and Mia Garlick. But, by nature of its license, it is edited by many others.

There is a PDF version available which I have printed to read and to store for future reference.

2 thoughts on “Podcasting Legal Guide”

  1. I am a good way into it now. Let me give a few ideas as to what it contains and why reading this is helpful.

    If you will have anyone on your program as a guest, you need to know what your rights and theirs are to the content and to what is said. Along those lines, if you play any audio clips of anyone, you need to know what might get you sued.

    You have to be careful playing any kind of music on your show. There are certain things you can and cannot do. Even “Creative Commons” licenses have different regulations as to what you are allowed to do with the music. And, just because something is copyrighted with all rights reserved does not mean you cannot use it. It just means you have to get express permission to do so.

    Even immitating someone’s voice in certain contexts can get you in big trouble. This guide tells you what is and is not allowed.

    Just realize, this is a 40 page guide that gives pointers. It is not a comprehensive legal document that will protect you if you find yourself in trouble. It is just a guide.

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