Answers from an Actual Lawyer
Note that this is general information, not legal advice, and does not form an attorney-client relationship. Please consult a specialized lawyer to address specific legal issues!
"Can I use this music?"
"What about this art I found for my episode cover?"
"If it's under 30 seconds, doesn't the copyright not count?"
"What about fair use?"
We get these kinds of questions from podcasts a lot–is it legal, or okay, to use this music or image or this audio clip for my podcast?
There's nothing we like more than a handy infographic, so our design team made one for your reference!
Check it out below, or download the clickable PDF here!
Information and resources referenced above:
Public Domain Information Project
Common music license mistakes for podcasters
Invasion of privacy claims
Unlawful use of name and likeness claims
Fair use & podcasting
Standford fair use overview