For all of those who create online content, from bloggers to podcasters, Gordon P Firemark — entertainment attorney, theater law expert and Southwestern Law School adjunct professor — has written a legal survival guide to help avoid legal troubles. The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producers’ Legal Survival Guide explains the legal principles, issues and claims that can arise for producers of internet-based media.
Topics tackled include: copyright infringement claims and defenses; Digital Millennium Copyright Act take-down notices and counter-notices; libel and slander; responses to cease-and-desist letters; and much more. The guide offers online content providers ways to act to guard against paying legal fees to defend against any of the numerous potential claims that can arise and which Firemark addresses.
Before his legal career, Firemark produced plays and musicals and worked in television as a producer and director. After graduating from Southwestern, he was a partner with the Business Affairs Group and worked in business and legal and business affairs at Hanna Barbera Productions and the MGM/UA Worldwide Television Group. Besides his own practice, The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark, he produces and hosts the Entertainment Law Update, a podcast for artists and pros in entertainment. He teaches Theater Law in the Online Entertainment LLM program at Southwestern and Business Law at Loyola Marymount University
Here’s a sample of information that Firemark dispenses online: