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Daliah Saper interviewed on WKRS regarding Copyrights, Trademarks, Non-Competes, Privacy Policies and more

Daliah Saper was recently interviewed by radio show personality Kristin Tews on AM 1220 WKRS.  During the hour long interview Daliah explained the difference between copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.  Daliah also discussed key contracts necessary to protect business owners, namely non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements. Finally, online defamation and other internet and social media related legal issues were covered. Seasoned business owners and new entrepreneurs should listen to the podcast here: Listen to other podcasts from Kristin's WKRS show at: www.personalbestshow.com

By |Copyrights, Defamation, News|

Watch Daliah Saper’s TV interview regarding “Managing Your Reputation Online”

Daliah Saper was recently interviewed by Mark E. Goodman on CanTV21 about the steps that individuals and businesses need to take to protect their online reputation.  During the show, Daliah discussed the elements of a defamation claim as well as the protections afforded to internet service providers by the Communications Decency Act.  Watch the video about managing your reputation online here:

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Daliah Saper Invited to Speak at NASA’s Johnson Space Center regarding Social Media Law

On July 22nd, Daliah Saper will be speaking at NASA's Johnson Space Center regarding the legal issues surrounding the use of social media.  NASA’s Johnson Space Center is bringing together leaders in social media use from across different government agencies to share their expertise, learn from one another and collaborate on social media issues.  Best practices in government social media strategy for agencies such as the U.S. Air Force, Dept. of Homeland Security and City of Houston.  Some of the topics that will be discussed include: ·         Social Media Policy-Ethics ·         Obstacles/Successes ·         Education ·         Crisis Communications · Social Media Law ·         Continue Reading

Saper Law attorneys compare American and British Defamation suits

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s recent defamation lawsuit against a British tabloid caused a lot of our clients to ask: Why did Pitt-Jolie not sue for defamation in America?  The short answer is that British courts currently provide a far more plaintiff-friendly forum for claims of defamation, or libel in its written form, than courts in the U.S. Here is a brief overview of UK vs USA defamation laws:   -What is the standard used in U.S. defamation claims?                 The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that a balance must be found between an individual’s right to protect his reputation from defamatory statements and the public’s right to freedom Continue Reading

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Saper Law Attorneys discuss the buzz behind Google Buzz

With the recent release of Buzz, Google’s new social media and networking platform, Google has been forced to face down a storm of criticism over alleged privacy violations.  The primary point of concern raised by critics was the application’s “auto-follow feature,” which automatically uploaded and shared email contact information that many users preferred to keep private.  Google Buzz is just one example of privacy concerns presented by the rapid growth of “cloud computing services.” These services, such as web-based email and online social databases, store information in a central hub—or “cloud”—that is accessible by users with varying degrees of access Continue Reading

New Saper Law Article: Defamation in Political Campaigns

Defamation in Political Campaigns  With the recent conclusion of the Illinois primaries and statewide elections around the corner, media channels and airwaves have been a breeding ground for assaultive comments and statements between candidates. Defamation in Political Campaigns. Television viewers and radio listeners have been bombarded with an onslaught of negative attack campaign ads and political statements that barrage one candidate while heralding the next as a savior.  Many people are wondering how politicians and their supporters are able to publish these ads; certainly some of the ads cannot represent the whole truth. But the question then becomes when do Continue Reading

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Daliah Saper Invited as a Guest Speaker on Chicago Public Radio’s WBEZ 91.5 FM Regarding Defamation in Political Campaigns

As a litigator, a large part of Daliah Saper’s practice at Saper Law centers on cases involving defamation and slander. On January 19, 2010, Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5 FM, invited Daliah Saper and Geoffrey Stone, a professor of law at the University of Chicago, to be guest speakers on the topic of political slander. Defamation in Political Campaigns. The discussion question presented by WBEZ related to the barrage of arguably defamatory campaign advertisements being disseminated in anticipation of the February 2, 2010 primaries. Specifically, WBEZ wanted to know: When do statements made in the context of an election rise Continue Reading

By |Defamation, News, Press|

The recording of October’s Seminar at Saper Law about online defamation is now available for viewing!

The recording of October's Seminar at Saper Law regarding online defamation is now available for viewing! In this presentation, Daliah Saper, along with associates Shannon Bond and Stewart Kuhlo, provide an overview of defamation law and use real world examples of cases Saper Law has handled to illustrate the challenges involved with prosecuting or defending online defamation cases. These challenges include: discovering the identity of anonymous posters, tolling of statute of limitations, jurisdictional issues, and the liability (or lack thereof) of websites like ratemyprofessor.com, ripoffreport.com, dontdatehimgirl.com, dumpon.com, and glassdoor.com.

Daliah’s SocDevCamp Powerpoint Presentation Available Online

Daliah presented the following presentation at SocDevCamp Chicago on Saturday August 9, 2008:Legal Liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act Presented by Daliah Saper, Saper Law Offices, LLC Download PowerPoint slides: Legal Liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act Continue Reading

By |Copyrights, Defamation, Internet Law, RIAA|

Using a Photograph for Commercial Purposes – Copyright and Right of Publicity Law

If you are in business, chances are that you are involved in some sort of advertising or promotion for your goods and services. Say that you give out some of your products to a celebrity and photograph her with the products. Can you now use that photograph in your advertising?  Or perhaps you learn that a famous football player has been using your product. Can you use his name in promoting your product? What if you just want to use the name or picture of an individual with no claim to fame? And what if you didn’t take the picture Continue Reading

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