Podcasting 101: Advising Clients In Preproduction, Production And Distribution
Whether your clients are creating true crime, comedy, or talk show podcasts, a number of agreements are required to turn an idea into production, including deals with host and guests, underlying rights agreements if the podcast is based on pre-existing IP, and production, licensing, and distribution agreements. Join Alexia Bedat, Partner at Klaris Law PLLC, for an overview of podcast distribution agreements and what goes into the podcasting deal-making and clearance process. This program will discuss what goes into the podcast deal-making and production process from conception to derivative work creation including: The IP value of podcasts: rights in and to the podcast; Different types of clients: representing talent vs a production company; Hosts, guests, independent contractors (work-for-hire) agreements; Clearance issues
The London Podcast Show
Join Klaris Partner Alexia Bedat at the London Podcast Show on May 25th where she will be participating in two panels on deal making/legal issues for podcast production companies and producers: “Getting A Good Deal - And How To Avoid Killing One” 12:15-12:45 (GMT) “Legal 101: Can I Even Do That?”: 3:15-3:45 (GMT)
Consensus 2023: The Future of Crypto Media in the Age of AI and Web3
Never has crypto more needed sustainable media outlets that call out bad actors, keep the good ones accountable and separate great ideas from snake oil. But, as exciting as it is to cover this hurly-burly industry, crypto journalists face unique obstacles: weaponized disinformation; steep learning curves; resource imbalances. With blockchain developers devising new tools and decentralized approaches to the economics of digital content, Lance Koonce and other innovators discuss how to foster the reliable, trusted media this industry needs.
TPA Masterclass: Going Global - A Panel Discussion on the International Podcast Deal Making Scene
The world of podcasting is, well, global - join Alexia Bedat, partner at Klaris Law in a dynamic panel discussion with business leaders in podcasting working in French, British, Chinese, Latin American and Middle Eastern markets. The panelists will address current trends in international markets, the kinds of podcasting deals happening now, and how to navigate international IP issues.
Non-Fungible Tokens: What If?
How do copyrights and smart contracts increase the value of non-fungible tokens (NFT), the new digital media asset? How do mere lines of code minted on a blockchain represent a living digital work on the internet? Klaris associate Louise Carron will share the answers to these questions and more at the International Bar Association’s annual meeting in Miami, Florida this November. These new assets are making it possible for creators to imbue physical properties like scarcity, uniqueness, and proof of ownership to digital assets. So is copyright a valuable right here? Do any moral rights remain with the artist? There are new methods and means of monetisation of items that were previously lost to the depths of the internet. But how secure is the (smart) contract covering these rights? NFT’s have brought to the fore the value of smart contract, nevertheless, many challenges remain, specially the uncertainty of international standards, security and privacy issues, and concerns about transparency and anti-money laundering. What safeguards do NFTs warrant?
Thrive Fest 2022
Brooklyn Arts Council’s Thrive Fest 2022 gathers artists, financial advisors, funders, and cultural entrepreneurs to exchange tools, strategies, and networks for financial Thriving! Presented with community partners COPE NYC and Brooklyn Style Foundation, Thrive Fest 2022 cultivates a growth and diversification mindset by creating pipelines to power, opportunity, and inspiration. Klaris’ Louise Carron will be hosting a talk called THRIVE TALK: NFTs, Metaverse and Web3 for Artists. In her talk, Louise will be chatting about what NFTs are, the opportunities they present for income, and how to protect your Intellectual Property in the space.
Podcasting, Seriously — Podcasting Legal 101
You have a great idea for a podcast, but what does it mean to get into the podcast business responsibly as a creator? In this session, Alexia Bedat, a production lawyer at Klaris, will share tips on how to keep yourself legally protected, including when contracts are needed, how to think about your IP (both in the short and long term), whether copyright or trademark registrations should be filed, the RSS feed, and how to avoid getting into trouble for what you say on your podcast.
Non-Fungible Tokens: The Most Hollywood Idea of All?
Major studios and A-list talent have jumped on the NFT bandwagon as part of their merchandising and marketing campaigns, and we are already seeing the legal fallout as digital dreams get caught up in a thicket of IP rights, licenses and online terms of service. Lance Koonce helps get you up to speed on what NFTs are and the traps your clients can encounter as they enter this space.