Daliah Speaker to Speak at the North American Entertainment, Media, and IP Law Summit in Grand Cayman

The North American Entertainment Law Summit delivers a four day continuing legal education conference, focused on constantly evolving topics within the entertainment, sports, media, and intellectual property law fields. On November 10, 2018, Daliah Saper will once again serve as a panelist at the 30th Annual North American Law Summit.  The last few years she has discussed social media law but this year she will join a panel of high profile speakers to discuss the pros and cons of appearing on national news broadcasts.  Her session is titled: Legally On TV: On Air Personalities. For more information click here.

Saper Law Defends Individuals Targeted by Flava Works

Flava Works is an adult entertainment studio that specializes in pornographic films featuring men of color. Websites in Flava Works’ network include Cocodorm.com, Thugboy.com, Cocoboyz.com and Papicock.com. Due to premium users’ ability to download proprietary content, current and former subscribers are now being targeted by Flava Works for copyright infringement. Alleged evidence of copyright infringement is obtained via a piece of embedded code that Flava Works inserts into each video file. This embedded code supposedly enables Flava Works to identify the signed-in users who have downloaded the video. With this code, Flava Works also purports to have the capacity to Continue Reading

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Can You Copyright an Emoji?

If you paid close attention to the emoji on the left, you may have noticed that it looks slightly different from the ones that pop up on your phone. This is because you need a license to use copyrighted emojis. For this reason, all but one of the emojis present in this article were provided free by https://emojione.com. Emojis’ ubiquity leads many people to assume that they are part of the public domain. However, this is not the case. In fact, emojis are considered to be intellectual property, and, like other intellectual property, are subject to copyright protection—though the scope Continue Reading

CLIENT ALERT: GDPR GOES INTO EFFECT ON MAY 25, 2018

After several months of anticipation, preparation and general uncertainty, the European Union’s new privacy regulations, referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to go into effect on May 25, 2018.  With this looming deadline, the GDPR will vastly reshape how companies around the world collect, process, and share personally identifiable user information. While many companies are working to be compliant by the May 25, 2018 date, many other companies are either unsure of whether the GDPR affects them or simply unprepared to become fully compliant.  Regardless of where you find yourself at on this spectrum, it Continue Reading

Saper Law Represents Defendants in Bodyguard Productions Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. is filing several federal lawsuits against Illinois, New York, Washington, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, and Virginia residents for copyright infringement. The production company alleges defendants have illegally downloaded or otherwise acquired digital copies of their 2017 film Hitman’s Bodyguard using file-sharing software, such as BitTorrent. The Steps That Lead to Your Subpoena Bodyguard Productions, Inc. likely uses BitTorrent to identify the IP addresses associated with the unlawful copying or downloading of their copyrighted work. After the IP addresses are located, Bodyguard Productions, Inc. files a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court. Then, the company will subpoena the defendant’s Continue Reading

Yahoo! Interviews Daliah Saper about Blac Chyna Revenge Porn Case

Blac Chyna made headlines earlier when her nude photos were leaked on social media by Rob Kardashian.  Now she's combatting  the unauthorized release of a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Mechie. Yahoo news covered the story in its February 20, 2018 article:  Blac Chyna's lawyer calls release of revenge porn video a crime — but what exactly is it?  Daliah was interviewed for the piece where she detailed the rise of revenge porn and discussed what governments, legal experts, and individuals are doing to stop it. In recent years, Daliah has represented a wide range of revenge porn victims as plaintiffs Continue Reading

By |Internet Law, News, Press, Social Media|

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

FOX Chicago interviews Daliah Saper about Facebook Live and Crime

Daliah appeared on Fox 32's Good Day Chicago on Tuesday to discuss Facebook's liability when users broadcast crimes on its platform. She explained that while Facebook may have a moral responsibility to remove inappropriate content, the company is protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (though they do employ thousands of content moderators to respond to user flags). She also explained that unless a viewer shares or otherwise encourages a Facebook Live crime, he or she is not breaking the law by not reporting the broadcast to the authorities. Daliah has lectured to various organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, about web companies' protections and liabilities under Continue Reading

By |Internet Law, News, Press|
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