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Podcaster Libel Insurance

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Delivering Security in a World of Risk

To endure and succeed in today’s increasingly global business, podcasters must continually keep pace with evolving technology, marketplace demands, competitors, and a changing legal landscape. Complicating the picture further is an expanding litany of media liability exposures ranging from defamation, invasion of privacy, and emotional distress to copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation, and advertising errors and omissions, any of which can result in a calamitous lawsuit from any number of sources.

Consider the financial impact on you if:

  • A person featured in a podcast sued you for defamation and invasion of privacy.
  • A person who was mentioned in a podcast claimed that it caused her to suffer emotional distress.
  • A writer, alleging a podcast used his storyline, sued you for copyright infringement and misappropriation.

Even if you did nothing wrong, defense and settlement costs can escalate to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars.

The Worldwide Solution: Chubb’s MediaGuardSM

Chubb has content providers for approximately 40 years, so we’ve seen individuals and companies sued over their content related activities time and time again. We understand that in today’s constantly shifting legal landscape, the precise nature of media liability lawsuits can be difficult to predict. Unfortunately, one thing that can be predicted is the financial and reputational havoc such lawsuits can cause. In response, we created MediaGuardSM – a broad, flexible errors and omissions (E&O) liability insurance policy that specifically addresses the nature of these risks.

MediaGuardSM by Chubb

Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance for Podcasters

MediaGuard Highlights:

  • Our “occurrence form” covers activities that occur during the policy period (regardless of when claim is first made).
  • “All risk” coverage extends beyond specified “named perils” to include risks arising out of core functions of production, gathering and creating information and communicating it to the public.
  • Built-in advertising coverage.
  • Negligent publication coverage for any claim alleging harm to a person or entity that acted or failed to act in reliance upon the information published.
  • Broad breach-of-contract carve backs for, among other things, alleged failure to attribute authorship or credit under any agreement to which the insured is a party and alleged misappropriation of ideas under implied contract.
  • Punitive damages coverage, where insurable by law.

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