New Media Law 101 CLE
New Media Law 101



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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 13, 2020

“New Media” – as a medium of expression – may no longer be “new,” but the landscape remains largely misunderstood, and certain legal concepts and issues unique to new media remain largely undiscussed, amongst lawyers. This course will cover (a) the basic landscape of the industry, including the key players and unique terminology; (b) contract issues unique to representing influencers and other talent clients; (c) FTC disclosure rules; and (d) the issues that arise most often in new media litigation. Practice tips for both the transactional and litigation side of new media law will also be discussed.

Attorney John BegakisJohn Begakis
John graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2011. John’s practice focuses on representing entertainment professionals of all types, from writers and producers to social media influencers and digital content studios, in both transaction and litigation matters. John has negotiated opposite major networks and digital studios that include ABC, Comedy Central, Netflix and Disney+. And he has represented clients in both plaintiff and defense side litigation matters against parties that include Amazon Prime and CBS Studios. John has a passion for entrepreneurship. In 2014, he co-founded a technology-enabled real estate start-up called abohd, LLC. In 2016, John co-founded AltView Law Group, LLP, along with his current partners Jason Brooks and Max Hacker, where he presently sits as Partner.

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1 General Credit

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  1. The “Landscape” of New Media
  2. Terminology Unique to New Media
  3. Unique contractual terms and considerations
  4. FTC Disclosure rules and guidelines as applied to Social Media
  5. Copyright Infringement in the world of Social Media
  6. Name & Likeness Misappropriation claims on behalf of Influencers
  7. Navigating Defamation claims resulting from online speech