Daliah Saper Quoted in Record Searchlight Article about Defamation in Political Campaigns

Record Searchlight, a USA Today subsidiary publication based in Redding, California, recently quoted Daliah Saper in its article about determining whether or not a political campaign mailer could be deemed libelous. The mailer at issue was distributed by California Rep. Doug LaMalfa's campaign.  It appears to be edited to show challenger Audrey Denney signing a pledge to "support Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Liberal Democrats in continuing tax increases.  Denney's campaign said the original picture shows her signing a pledge not to accept donations from corporate political action committees, something that's been a major talking point for her campaign. Does this modification Continue Reading

The Chicago Tribune Quotes Daliah Saper in Article About Anonymous Google Doc and Defamation.

The Chicago Tribune recently quoted Daliah Saper in its September 25, 2018 article: An anonymous Google doc took down the Orwells, but how much power should such allegations have in the #MeToo era? The article explores the legal ramifications of making allegations anonymously and disseminating other people's statements without having personal knowledge of their veracity. Saper Law represents Plaintiffs and Defendants in Defamation lawsuits on a regular basis: "Creators of a Google document could also potentially face legal action, such as a defamation lawsuit, explains Daliah Saper, an attorney and founder of Saper Law in Chicago. “Everyone is using the Continue Reading

CBS News Chicago Interviews Daliah Saper about Fake News

CBS Chicago News Reporter Dorothy Tucker interviewed Daliah Saper tonight about the legality of reporting real news about fake news. One woman in particular is upset that she has inadvertently become the face of fake news.  (Her image was used without her permission on a fake ad intended to confuse prospective voters during the 2016 election.)  Now, she wants news outlets and congress to stop using her image as an example of fake news.   Daliah Saper explains why news outlets and legislatures do not have a legal obligation to ask her permission to report or discuss the fake advertisements.  Watch Continue Reading

CNN interviews Daliah Saper about Revenge Porn

The term “Revenge Porn” made headlines recently when hacked, nude photos of celebrities like Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton were widely disseminated online.  The vast majority of revenge porn cases, however, involve victims of a jealous or vengeful ex—the once-married individual, the college coed, or the high school teen. CNN is exploring the many issues surrounding “revenge porn” in a five-part web series that is also the subject of a special television report.  As part of its investigative report, CNN interviewed Daliah Saper as well as one of Saper Law's clients.  In her interview, Daliah explains some of the technical and legal hurdles that Continue Reading

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Daliah Saper to Speak at ABA’s 26th Annual North American Law Summit

Daliah Saper will join an all-star cast of legal experts in the fields of entertainment law, sports law, and intellectual property law at the ABA's 26th Annual North American Law Summit in Costa Rica. Daliah will join two other social media experts at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday November 14 on a panel that addresses the intersection of the law and social media entitled, "Social Media: Does Personal Mean Public Domain?" The panel will explore social media developments in the law and why it relates to lawyers' practice and their clients. For the full schedule of the event, click on the link below:

The Legal Fallout of “The Fappening”

The unauthorized dissemination of nude photos has always been scandalous and controversial.  The Apple iCloud hacking of A-List celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst, however, has pushed this controversy into the national spotlight. Although determining who the hackers were and how exactly they entered the Apple iCloud system will be an extremely complicated matter, we can at least anticipate the kind of legal action that will be brought against those responsible: Copyright Infringement The most likely claim—and most mentioned by the news media—is copyright infringement. Federal law gives the author of an image the sole right Continue Reading

Fox Chicago News Interviews Daliah about “Cocaine Nose” Photo

On August 4th, FoxNews 32 interviewed expert media attorney Daliah Saper  about the recent controversy involving a local Chicago doctor posting pictures of his patient's nose on his website, labeling the section "Cocaine Nose."  The woman has filed a lawsuit against the doctor (and other related parties) in Cook Country. In the interview, Daliah points out that federal law (HIPAA) and professional medical standards prohibit doctors from releasing medical (identifiable) information about their patients without those patients' consent. While the woman's eyes are blacked out and only a part of her face is featured in the photographs, this is arguably Continue Reading

Daliah Saper to Serve on Social Media Week Panels

Daliah Saper will serve as legal and social media expert for  three panels during Social Media Week Chicago, which will take place on September 22-26.  Daliah will be discussing the legal implications of social media.   Her first presentation will cover online defamation / libel/ slander  and online reputation management.  Her second presentation will cover other social media related legal issues including fair use and mashups, sweepstakes and contest rules as they apply to social media,  social media policies, and employee rights to privacy. Her third presentation will be formatted as a panel discussion.  Daliah's co-panelists will be fellow board Continue Reading

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