On May 2nd, 2021, Daliah Saper appeared on WGN Radio to discuss a recent Supreme Court case involving a former high school cheerleader who was disciplined over a foul-mouthed social media post. The case could impact the free speech rights of over 50 million public school students, and is expected to be ruled on by the end of June. “F— school, f— softball, f— cheer, f— everything” The case is currently pending and has been called the most momentous first amendment case to reach the high courts since Tinker v. De Moines in 1968. The issue at hand is whether Continue Reading
Saper Law has received many inquiries from individuals who want to know how to attract subscribers and monetize viewership legally. This article provides an overview of considerations for YouTube content creators. With 2 billion active monthly users, YouTube is slated to outnumber TV viewership within the decade. This is no surprise since YouTube has seemingly endless content, and much of this content is created by "average joes." Typically, no special training, education, or investment is required for someone to become the next big Youtube star. For example, children's content creators like Ryan's World and Cookie Swirl C generate over $10 million Continue Reading
Hunter Killer Productions, Inc. is a production company that produced the 2018 movie Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler and Common. Hunter Killer Productions has filed lawsuits against individuals that, it alleges, illegally downloaded, acquired, or otherwise shared digital copies of the film using file sharing systems such as BitTorrent. How It Works BitTorrent is what is known as a Peer-to-Peer network: it operates by having users download parts of the film and then upload those parts when they have been watched. This type of transmission may be legal if the film has been purchased and the production company receives appropriate Continue Reading
Saper Law is increasingly fielding calls from online retailers who have received notices from PayPal or from attorneys informing them that their accounts have been frozen. This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about trademark infringement lawsuits involving online retailers, including drop shippers. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY ONLINE STORE AND PAYMENT PROCESSING ACCOUNT? To crackdown on counterfeiting operations, big brands are suing online stores and freezing their PayPal accounts (or other payment accounts). Big brands hire law firms to file lawsuits under seal and then persuade the courts to grant them Temporary Restraining Orders (commonly referred to as a Continue Reading
GDPR Overview It has been almost a full year since May 28th, 2018 when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The policy lays out the responsibilities of companies to ensure the protection and privacy of their consumer’s personal data. In addition, it provides certain rights to personal data and grants regulators the power to impose fines on organizations that are not GDPR compliant. In the first nine months of GDPR taking effect, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) found that there were over 200,000 cases reported. Approximately 65,000 cases were data breaches reported by a data Continue Reading
Daliah has been invited to speak at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on April 2, sponsored by Chicago Title Insurance Company. At the Seminar, Daliah will discuss social media best practices, social media management and what to avoid on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Details: Date: April 2, 2019 Time: 12:00pm to 2:10pm Location: Roanoke Restaurant 135 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60602 Click here to learn more, and RSVP.
On April 24-26, Daliah will travel to the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to speak at the Internet Law Leadership Summit. The invitation-only event, held semi-annually since 2011, features leading internet lawyers from around the country. Click here for event details.
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 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
Daliah Saper has been invited to speak at the Law & Data Science Summit taking place on October 5th at the University of Illinois College of Law. The event is a joint collaboration between the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior, and Social Science, and the Illinois Data Science Initiative (iDSI). This summit examines how data science applies to law, looking at the promise of data science for our increased understanding of legal texts, law, and the important issues with which the law is grappling daily. It also asks how the law applies to data science, examining pervasive issues of privacy, ethics, and ownership. Daliah will speak on the Social Media panel (Session Continue Reading