Saper Law’s Fashion Practice presents “Style at Saper” with Celebrity Stylist, Kellie Trumper!

Saper Law's Fashion Practice presents another fabulous Style Seminar Featuring Celebrity Stylist, Kellie Trumper! Resolve to be more fashionable in 2016. Attend this event to learn how to craft your wardrobe so that you can go effortlessly from business casual, to boardroom chic, to happy hour. - Kellie Trumper  will guide you through the latest looks and show you how to integrate 2016 trends into your current wardrobe. - Daliah Saper will explain how to legally build and protect your personal brand online You'll also be able to network with like-minded professional women and shop for quality capsule items from Luxury Consignment Retail Continue Reading

Can I Press Play Or Must I Pay?: Music Licensing Requirements for Businesses

Saper Law often fields calls from businesses owners who have received copyright infringement notices, or worse, have been served with a copyright infringement lawsuit for not acquiring the proper copyright licenses to play music in their venues. If you are a venue that has received this type of notice, or if you are a new business owner and are concerned about copyright issues, you may want to watch this video from the August Seminar at Saper Law which was held in conjunction with BMI and the Illinois Restaurant Association: The Saper Law seminar discussed different ways that a business can avoid copyright infringement, Continue Reading

Court Room Sketch Artist and Saper Law Client, Margaret Small, Grants a License to Warner Bros. to Use Her Sketches in Connection with Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch

Saper Law recently assisted Margaret Small, a courtroom sketch artist, negotiate a copyright licensing agreement with Warner Brothers. For the last 40 years, Margaret has served as a sketch artist for numerous high profile trials, included the recent Michael Jordan v. Dominick’s right of publicity trial. However, it was her work in the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger that caught the attention of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner Bros. approached Margaret for licensing some of her unique sketches of the Bulger trial for inclusion in a feature-length documentary centered around the capture and trial of the infamous mobster. Continue Reading

Recap of Saper Law and BMI presentation on Music Licensing

BMI, in partnership with Saper Law and the Illinois Restaurant Association, sponsored a session recently (8/26) in Chicago on music licensing aimed at educating restaurant and bar owners in the Chicago area on how to legally play music in their establishments.  BMI's Dan Spears discussed when a restaurant or venue needs a public performance license, how licensing fees are calculated and where the money goes.  In addition, award-winning BMI songwriter Dylan Altman was on hand to talk about the role that a performing rights organization plays in a songwriter's career and how much he appreciates the restaurant industry for supporting Continue Reading

Saper Law Clients Featured at 2015 SXSW Film Festival

Saper Law clients Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski are at South by Southwest this weekend in Austin, Texas, for the world premiere of their feature-length documentary, “For Grace.”  The film, which was accepted into the 2015 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, is the culmination of more than three years of filming, editing, and producing by Pang and Helenowski.  The documentary follows renowned chef Curtis Duffy and tracks the creation of Duffy’s restaurant, Grace, from concrete box to its opening night. This is the first feature-length film for both Pang and Helenowski.  Pang, a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, Continue Reading

Daliah Saper Presents at Fashion Group International Chicago Event

Daliah Saper was part of a panel discussion for individuals interested in fashion and design on March 5th at The Jimmy.  The event was organized by The Fashion Group International of Chicago.  The focus of the open dialogue was on how designers and brands can help their business and brand grow through the tools available to them in today's digital marketplace.  Intellectual property and business law considerations were also addressed

Daliah Saper to Speak about Intellectual Property Issues at Niles Library

On October 29, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Daliah Saper will give a talk at the Niles Public Library on how small business owners can effectively protect their trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.                        Location: 6960 West Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714 To register for the event, click on the link below:

JOIN THE CLUB: A Flurry of Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Abound over Illegal Dallas Buyers Club Downloads

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has recently filed hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits.  The lawsuit targets individuals who have allegedly downloaded the Oscar-winning film via BitTorrent. As a result of a large-scale and sophisticated BitTorrent raid, Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has linked hundreds of illegal BitTorrent downloads to specific IP addresses.  Each download potentially constitutes copyright infringement (an unauthorized reproduction of a copyrighted work) liable for damages up to $30,000 ($150,000 if the infringement was committed willfully) and not less than $750. To collect these damages, Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against unnamed IP address holders all Continue Reading

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

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