John Hart Insurance Agency is a leading provider of entertainment insurance in California. John Hart provides a review of Entertainment Lability Trends.
The most important liability trends involve intellectual property rights liability; such as copyright and trademark infringement. There is increased litigation around the unauthorized use of third party content; images, film, and music without permission.
"Media companies are increasingly exposed to claims for copyright, right of publicity and misappropriation of ideas under implied contract. The exposure to these causes of action has increased as media companies try to generate content to keep up with the public's consistent and growing appetite for news, information and entertainment. Most intellectual property suits are likely to settle because they are economic disputes as compared to those involving claims for emotional distress and reputational damages." P.Blake Keating.
Other Risk and Insurance Trends To Watch
•Use of drones including safety and privacy
•Claims involving social media
•Hacking of entertainment firms form foreign countries
•Development of internet products and copyright issues
•Un authorized used of images in marketing or advertising
The staff at John Hart Insurance has over 60 years combined experience in the field of entertainment insurance. We focus exclusively on understanding the unique needs of motion picture, television, video, music and theatrical companies.