SA 03 – Social Media, The Law & You: A Conversation with Daliah Saper

What kinds of legal risks do you face when using social media?  All kinds, it turns out.
Tracy spoke with Daliah Saper, an intellectual property lawyer who is also an expert on social media and the law. In a rapid-fire conversation, Daliah outlined the biggest legal risks that you face when personally using social media.

On the Show, You’ll Learn

  • When you post a piece of content to a social network, what rights do you retain to that content?
  • If you’ve produced a creative work, such as an image or a song, how can you protect your ownership online?
  • What is “Fair Use” and can you reuse copyrighted content online?
  • If someone says something false about you online, what legal action can you take?
  • If you’ve insulted someone online, can you be sued?
  • If someone bullies you online, what legal action can you take?
  • If you are the victim of revenge porn, how can you get the images taken down?
  • Can you be fired if you do not obey your employer’s social media policy?
  • When you leave a company, can you take your social following with you?
  • How can you legally run a sweepstakes or contest online?
  • If you’re accepting free things in exchange for posts on social media, what FCC regulations must you follow?
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Daliah is a member of the Illinois Bar and both the General Bar and Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including: Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, The Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio, and NPR. She has received the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine nine years in a row, is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, was featured on the cover of TheXemplar magazine, was profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin, and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

Most significantly, Daliah has also been honored as a “40 Under 40” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, an incredibly competitive list of accomplished attorneys compiled from thousands of highly qualified nominations. (Read the detailed profile here.)

Daliah is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching a Sports and Entertainment Law course. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, teaching an Internet Law course. She is on the faculty of PLI, Practicing Law Institute, and has been selected by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to be a member of Harvard’s new Online Media Legal Network (OMLN)

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This episode was produced in partnership with Greentarget, and our executive producers are Paul Wilson and Jackson Pillow.