HOW A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR BECAME AN ONLINE CREATOR LAWYER
WHEN I STARTED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL IN 2018, I WAS EXCITED. ALREADY A CONTENT CREATOR AT HEART, I FIGURED IT WOULD BE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. AFTER ALL, I HAD SUPPORTED ONLINE CREATORS FOR YEARS SO I FIGURED I HAD HEARD ALL THE QUESTIONS AND SEEN ALL THE PITFALLS AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO EXPECT.
Once you go from fan to creator, your investment in what you’re doing goes up 100x. You want people to watch your videos and like your posts.
You’re putting in dozens of hours a week to make awesome stuff before you even get paid. You have the hope that if you are consistent enough, funny enough, creative enough, you’ll reach influencer status and be able to start making money.
So when a platform changes its rules in an instant, you wonder if all your hard work was for nothing. You could panic … but you calm yourself down.
Then you ask …
Am I allowed to use this copyrighted music?
What about inserting this video in an NFT?
The algorithm changed! How are my videos going to get seen?
Is this fair?
Then, you panic again.
What am I going to do?
You come to me. Because I often have these same questions and am awake at night with these same fears, I truly understand the day-to-day difficulties of being an online creator.
And, luckily, I spent over 20 years as a civil litigator, representing businesses and entertainment companies. Not only do I appreciate the hard life of an online creator, but I also have the answers and solutions to your worries by virtue of my legal experience.
People sometimes ask me, “Why should I hire you?”
Because I have the unique experience of being a content creator AND a 20-year experienced litigation lawyer.
I know the online landscape, Web 2 & Web3 & I know the courts.
If you need a counselor who has actually edited videos and actually conducted trials in court, then I’m the person for you.
WHY I LOVE THE WEB
It’s the place I can make an immediate difference. I am so excited to advise up-and-coming online creators. It really fuels me.
The best feeling in the world is to hear back from a creator that my recommendations have made that immediate difference — the copyright infringement lawsuit was dismissed, the DMCA counter-notification worked and the video is back-up, or the negotiation with the brand was successful and my creator made a lot of money.
This is the reason I wake up in the morning — excited and ready to serve creators!
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY CREATE ONLINE
Beginning creators dream of millions of followers and billions of likes. Finally, they will be valued by so many …
But this is B.S. You don’t get online success by catering to the masses. You get it by giving something useful to one other person. That person will value what you offer and she will pass on your value to another and another, and so on.
By working in this paradigm, you gain an engaged and devoted community. Community members will help you grow your audience, and eventually, your online following. But, unless you’re one of the really lucky ones, it’s going to take time – something you’re just going to have to figure out a way to enjoy!
IAN CORZINE BIO
IAN CORZINE is a successful online creator.
He spent the early days of his career in Northern California earning his law degree and becoming a Federal Prosecutor. But Southern California called him, and he eventually moved down to Los Angeles to get experience in business and insurance law.
L.A. is a unique place, saddled side-by-side with the entertainment industry. Here, online creators are kings and queens, and there are more influencers per square mile here than anywhere else.
Luckily, Ian has expertise in these matters, and the experience of starting his own successful channel allowed him to understand exactly what his clients go through when they grow their business on social media at an even deeper level.
The problem with the law is that it’s not straightforward AND there aren’t many resources.
That’s exactly why Ian became an online creator lawyer.