As a business tool, podcasting is quickly becoming a phenomenon. Traditional broadcasters, programmers, and other content providers have adopted podcasts as a strategic method to disseminate all sorts of information. Other businesses have also seen the value of using podcasts to communicate with their customers. But given the rising popularity of podcasting, we have to wonder if organizations know their legal obligations in this emerging form of digital media. EContent editor Michelle Manafy interviewes Jeffrey P. Hermes, a partner in Brown Rudnick's Litigation Department, about the basic legal issues any company or individual that is thinking about podcating should consider.
Hermes has represented various publishing and media clients and handled complex corporate and intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in representing media clients in First Amendment and access-related matters in both state and federal court. His practice at Brown Rudnick ranges from advising media and corporate clients on content liability issues, to rapid-response intervention on behalf of publishing and media clients, to corporate and intellectual property litigation.
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