Legal Issues for Content Creators

Being a content creator is often two full-time jobs in one: creating content for clients and running your business. There are many legal issues that impact professional creatives: entity formation, contract templates, copyright, trademark, and managing legal disputes with clients and others.

Speaking at Ignite Phoenix #14 by Tom Stokes from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

This talk can be customized to address the needs of your audience and can include the following topics:

  • The protection a business entity provides;
  • How and why to maintain your corporate veil;
  • How contracts work and why a template is worth the investment;
  • Must-have contract provisions;
  • How to manage client relationships with a solid custom contract;
  • What are the business’ copyrights and trademarks;
  • How to respond when your intellectual property is infringements (because it’s not if but when your work is stolen); and
  • How a well-written contract is an asset when there is a dispute with a client.

Every talk is also designed to allow for audience Q&A so they can get maximum value from the experience.

The goal of this talk is to help content creatives understand how to effectively operate their businesses, protect their assets, and how the legal system can help them accomplish both goals. It is easier and cheaper to prevent legal problems than to deal with the mess that can result from a legal mis-step.

I will also share helpful tips and tricks, including what you can do by yourself and what tasks you should leave to the professionals.

Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your event or to your group.