Bringing In An Outside Presenter Through A Webinar Agreement

What is a webinar agreement?

A webinar agreement is a contract between the webinar promoter and a speaker/guest who will particpate in a webinar, which is essentially a Web-based seminar. Typically webinar agreements define when the webinar will take place, the type of webinar and its content, compensation (if any), and various logistical details relating to the staging of the webinar.

What does a typical webinar agreement entail?

While typical webinar agreements can cover a number of details it is still not uncommon for a such agreements to be well-structured, easy to understand, and relatively short. Typically a webinar agreement will address or contain:
1. Relatively detailed descriptions of the content and structure of the webinar as well as a statement as to what both sides hope to achieve or get out of the experience.
2. A payment guide stating what the payment will be (if any) and when it will be paid.
3. A listing of logistical details such as when the webinar will be conducted, and the technical requirements for the internet technology involved.
4. A copyright or intellectual property clause making clear that the webinar presentations and any associated content such as handouts (e.g. digital downloads) are and will remain the sole copyrighted intellectual property of the webinar promoter.
Well written and structured webinar agreements help both the promoters and speakers stage a webinar by providing clear and succinct guidelines explaining what each side expects to get out of the experience and technical guidelines for the staging of the webinar presentation.

Need help writing your own webinar agreement?

Does your company need help drafting its own webinar agreement template? Internet lawyer Mike Young has been helping prepare these and other important contracts and documents for a wide variety of clients since the mid-90s. For help with your document drafting needs, contact Attorney Young and set up a Legal Strategy Session today.

  

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