PYB Episode 77: Copyright Versus Trademark – Protecting Your ASSets, with Gordon Firemark (Podcasting 102)

Building Your Brand Through the Power of Podcasting

Is your podcast properly protected? Over my nearly nine years of producing podcasts and building podcast networks, one of my most constant motivators has been empowering people to OWN their voices. And, for you, that means owning your podcast content. So, you have to protect that ownership. My Pro Podcasting Peer guest today is Gordon Firemark–also known as THE Podcast Lawyer, and he is going to help us learn how to protect our podcast assets. What do you want to copyright, and what do you want to trademark? We’ll get into it! Plus, we will also discuss recent implications with the rise of artificial intelligence and ChatGPT. It’s my next Podcasting 102 topic ready to roll for you today. Listen in and let’s do this…!

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Pro Podcast Peer: Gordon Firemark, Attorney at Law, from Firemark Entertainment Law–a.k.a., The Podcast Lawyer™ | Email Gordon ( | Follow Gordon on Instagram (@GordonFiremark)

More About Gordon: Gordon Firemark is a lawyer who specializes in entertainment law, specifically in the area of podcasting. He is often referred to as “The Podcast Lawyer™” due to his extensive experience advising and representing podcasters on legal matters. Gordon has been practicing law for over 30 years, and has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including theater, film, television, and digital media. In addition to his legal practice, Gordon is also a well-known speaker and writer on legal issues affecting podcasters, and has been featured in numerous podcasts, webinars, and industry events. He is highly regarded for his expertise in podcasting law, and is a go-to resource for podcasters looking to protect their legal interests.

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