What’s in the fine print? A primer on podcast legal issues

12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Registration Closed

This class will focus primarily on a variety of legal issues that podcasters should consider when creating their podcast, including copyright, fair use, defamation, publicity, privacy, and more. You also may need to draft and negotiate contracts with hosts, editors, composers, and other parties. In this class, media attorney Jonathan Lyons will discuss and demystify these and other legal issues that arise in connection with the creation of a podcast. A subsequent class focusing on legal issues in connection with the distribution, licensing, and sale of your podcast will be presented later this year.

Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software!

You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins. 

About Your Instructor

Jonathan Lyons

Jonathan Lyons is a founding partner of Lyons & Salky Law, LLP, a boutique law firm that provides counseling to clients in all areas of the media industries, with a particular expertise in complex and cutting edge transactions in the print, digital, and audio media space. His podcast practice includes the representation of creators, writers, journalists, talent, editors, producers, composers, studios, and other media companies in connection with the exploitation of their audio projects. His services include drafting and negotiating of licensing and distribution agreements; developing and protecting copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights; and negotiating ancillary agreements for live events, merchandising, and dramatic exploitation. As production counsel, he also assists clients regarding employee and independent contractor agreements; website content, terms of service, and data privacy compliance; subscription models, crowd-funding, and other forms of revenue collection; and clearances and pre-publication review. Jonathan has served as an adjunct professor in New York University's Master of Science in Publishing Program, where he has taught a course on contract negotiation. Separately, he is a vice president and literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd., where he represents writers in a variety of genres.

Notes on this Class

REFUND AND RECORDING POLICY: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class.