Podcasting Legal Guide

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Guidebook: Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution

URL = http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Welcome_To_The_Podcasting_Legal_Guide


"provides a useful summary, in plain English, of the complex body of laws that govern the use of copyrighted content. Students from the Berkman Center's Clinical Program in Cyberlaw assisted Creative Commons (CC) in this effort and prepared portions of the Guide dealing with the use of music in podcasts. The Guide also includes a helpful list of resources for -casters, ranging from technical overviews to useful software to ways to find "safe" content that may be freely used."

From the introduction:

"The phenomenon of podcasting has been much analyzed, explained and undertaken. Technically, podcasting has been described as “the distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or music videos, over the internet using either RSS or Atom syndication for listening on mobile devices and personal computers." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting) More broadly, podcasting has been heralded as “the medium that promises a future where anyone can make radio, instead of just listen to it." (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/curry.html)

For those interested and involved in podcasting, this Podcasting Legal Guide has been prepared to provide general information about some of the more common legal questions that get asked in relation to podcasting"