The Times podcast: Do social-media child stars ‘work’?
Teenager Piper Rockelle and her friends created a multimillion-dollar YouTube empire. A lawsuit threatens it, and brings up questions about whether what young influencers do for a living constitutes “work.”
Today, we examine the history of child labor laws in California, and what might happen in this digital age. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times senior entertainment reporter Amy Kaufman, and L.A. Times arts and culture writer Jessica Gelt
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