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.
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
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.
Great speaker and great content. Very interesting.
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