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Advising Digital Media Companies

(72 Ratings)

Produced on: May 05, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

With the rise of mobility and the interactive web, nearly every company with an online presence finds itself a “publisher” in one fashion or another. For attorneys representing these companies, there are a host of issues that may be arising for the first time. Join Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development, as he highlights some of the principal digital media issues that arise for companies publishing online.


Learning Objectives:  

I.      Grasp User-generated content and “the law that makes the internet go”

II.     Understand online defamation

III.    Recognize commercial speech and misappropriation

IV.   Avoid common copyright problems

V.    Familiarity with online contracting fundamentals and consumer no-nos


Joshua M. King

Avvo, Inc.

Josh King, Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel, Avvo, Inc. At Avvo, Josh works on a daily basis with attorneys and state bars to understand how rapidly-changing online communications mesh with regulations on attorney advertising. Josh started his career as a litigator in San Mateo, CA. Since then, he has worked in companies large and small in a variety of legal and non-legal roles, including serving as General Counsel of Cellular One of San Francisco and Vice President, Corporate Development at AT&T Wireless. Josh has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Josh is admitted to the bar in California. He is a Board member of the Public Participation Project and a frequent speaker and writer on social media, first amendment and attorney advertising issues.



Roman W.

Excellent presenter -- very well spoken and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Nice review of the basics of defamation law, too.

Heather C.

Very helpful!

Frank B.

I knew much of the material, but it was an excellent review - presented very well.

Kushal M.


Karen T.

Great speaker and great content. Very interesting.

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