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Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
Marcus Schladebach, Space Debris as a Legal Challenge, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 17, 2013)

China hopes for international cooperation in development and uses of space resources – Lunar Networks

Who Owns the Moon? – Motherboard

Mango Pleads Guilty to a Job-Related Felony – Still Has a NASA Job – NASA Watch

House Extends Liability Protection for Commercial Space Launches – NASA Watch

The Harper Government Takes the Easy Path on Emerson Space Recommendations – SpaceRef

House passes indemnification extension bill – Space Politics

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Asia’s Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks” – Roger Lanius’s Blog

Hearing on Astrobiology – NASA Watch

NASA Plans Major Restructuring of NASA Advisory Council – Space Policy Online

House bill would free up termination liability funds for NASA programs – Space Politics

Aviation Law
Amazon’s delivery drone plan presents ‘a legal minefield’ – ABA Journal

Argument preview: Revisiting the balance between speech and reputation in the context of airline security – SCOTUS Blog

Shuster Introduces Bill To Ban In-Flight Cell Phone Calls – ANN

Iran Space Launch Program: Update – All Things Nuclear

Geospatial Law
ICYMI 5 Spatial Law and Policy Links From the Past Week – Spatial Law and Policy Blog

NSA Collecting Cellphone Location Data Worldwide – IEEE Spectrum

NSA Wrongly Says Warrantless Mobile-Phone Location Tracking Is Legal – Wired

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Vol. 15, 2012):

The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare
Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, The Tallinn Manual and International Cyber Security Law
Nicholas Tsagourias, The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare: A Commentary on Chapter II—The Use of Force
Rain Liivoja & Tim McCormack, Law in the Virtual Battlespace: The Tallin Manual and the Jus in Bello

US Citizen Charged Under UAE Cybercrime Decree – EFF

Immediate Opportunities for Strengthening the Nation’s Cybersecurity – Lawfare

Export controls on surveillance and hacking tools? – The Volokh Conspiracy

U.S. and Allies Mull Export Licenses for Network Equipment and Software – The Export Law Blog


Treaty Limiting Weapons Exports Updated to Include Cyberweapons – IEEE Spectrum

Michael N. Schmitt, ‘Below the Threshold’ Cyber Operations: The Countermeasures Response Option and International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law (forthcoming)

Cyber Arms Proliferation and Arms Races – The Duck of Minerva

A House Divided: Federal Judges Take Conflicting Positions on Wiretap Act Claims Against Google in California’s Northern District – Privacy and Security Law Blog