What’s in the fine print? A primer on podcast legal issues with media lawyer Jonathan Lyons

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

Whether you are a creator or producer, a variety of legal concerns will likely arise in connection with your podcast. A podcaster needs to be aware of copyright law, permissions, fair use, publicity rights, and more. You also may need to negotiate contracts with a variety of third parties, including hosts, editors, composers, licensors, and distributors. Finally, podcasters should always keep in mind best practices for protecting and developing your brand and limiting your liability. In this class, media attorney Jonathan Lyons will discuss and demystify these legal issues and others that arise in connection with podcasting.

You will be emailed a link to the workshop two hours 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.