Although new media and other publishers worry about claims like libel and copyright infringement, attorneys and insurers have seen a dramatic rise in the last few years in the number and severity of claims for Media Liability errors and omissions. Unlike traditional claims involving allegations of libel, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, piracy and plagiarism, Media Liability errors and omissions claims seek to impose liability on the publisher for physical injuries or economic loss allegedly caused by some error or negligent publication in the ideas or expressions contained in the published material.
Often, a claim or lawsuit may not involve a clear error or omission. For example, a client is not happy with the result and brings a claim to obtain a different result or avoid paying a fee. Media Liability Insurance typically pays for the cost of defending this type of claim.
Media Liability Insurance Coverage man include:
- Product defamation.
- Personal disparagement.
- Invasion or infringement.