Did you know … All about Media Perils Insurance

[Excerpted from Contracts Companion for Writers]

by Professor Tonya M. Evans

Media perils policies are available to publishers and authors to protect against intellectual property and libel claims. These policies generally cover claims of copyright and trademark infringement, invasion of privacy, and defamation. Some policies even cover claims of misappropriation of ideas, as well as a number of other media perils. Most of these policies also cover the costs of defending a lawsuit, including attorney’s fees and court costs. It is important to note that comprehensive general liability insurance policies, that most business firms carry, do not cover the type of claims covered by media perils liability.

Contracts Companion for WritersFor more information about Media Perils Insurance for Writers and Publishers, consult the Contract Companion for Writers.

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