Distributor E&O Insurance
Much like the producer’s E&O insurance, distributor’s Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance indemnifies media distributors from lawsuits that may arise due to the content of the material they are distributing.
Distributor’s E&O insurance provides protection for media distributors (corporations, individuals and partnerships) from lawsuits that allege:
- Invasion of privacy
- Plagiarism or pirating of ideas
- Infringement of copyright
- Libel or slander
- Degrading or defamation of products (trade libel)
- Infringement of trademark, slogan or title
Distributor’s E&O insurance differs slightly from Producer’s E&O in that distributors are insured for a list of titles they are distributing. So, under distributor’s E&O insurance, a distributor is indemnified against lawsuits arising from the content of Movie A and will still be indemnified against lawsuits alleging content errors for Movie B.