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Library: A Round-up of Reading

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Space Law
Department of Defense (DoD)—U.S.A.F. Readiness Is Under Siege…. (Government) – Satnews Daily

At Future Space, members of Congress discuss future of space legislation – Space Politics

Senate Spending Bill Directs U.S. Air Force To Develop Alternative GPS Payload – Space News

Capitol Hill Responds to the Lure of Europa – Planetary Society

Palazzo Hopes To Update Commercial Launch Law this Year – Space News

Senators debate RD-180 replacement, EELV competition – Space Politics

India having space cooperation with 33 nations – Z News

The Future of Moon Exploration, Lunar Colonies and Humanity –

Manned mission to Moon scheduled by Roscosmos for 2020-2031 – Moon Daily

Roger Launius, Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce (NASA 2014)

No quick end for 2015 appropriations process – Space Politics

Statement by the President on Meeting with the Crew and Family of Apollo 11 – White House Blog

Military Space Quarterly | SpaceX Critics in the House Keep the Pressure on – Space News

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Ascot) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 – Space News

White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 – Space Politics

New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon –

SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM: Resources Need to be Matched to Requirements to Decrease Risk and Support Long Term Affordability. GAO-14-631

45 Years After Moon Landing, NASA is MIA (Op-Ed) –

GAO Warns NASA $400 Million Short to Finish SLS by 2017 – Space Policy Online

Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have funds for big rocket – Space Travel

'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite – Space War

GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS – Space Politics

MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Force’s Space Equation – DoD Buzz

Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images) –

House Committee Members and ISS Astronauts Reflect on Apollo 11, Look to Future – Space Policy Online

RD-180 Decision Will Not Be Made By Space Community Says Member of Mitchell Panel – Space Policy Online

Mining the Moon? Space Property Rights Still Unclear, Experts Say –

Judge Orders Mediation for SpaceX, U.S. Air Force – Space News

Court presses SpaceX and Air Force to resolve case in mediation – Space Politics

The Resilience of U.S. Military Space Power – Space News

Jeff Foust, Exploration and the private sector, The Space Review

Dwayne Day, Ear against the wall: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory and signals intelligence, The Space Review

NOAA Has IT Security Issues – Just Like NASA Does – NASA Watch

AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch – Space War

Panel sees ASTEROIDS Act as step in right direction for space property rights – Space Politics

NASA Says Russians Will Fly on U.S. Commercial Vehicles – NASA Watch

North Koreans learn about China’s Beidou satellite navigation system – North Korea Tech

Future of NASA's Human Spaceflight Program Dominates NAC Meeting – Space Policy Online

Fifty years of European cooperation in space – Space Mart

House Report Calls for Slowdown in NRO Satellite Orders – Space News

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank – Space War

Edwards more optimistic about NASA authorization, less so about other legislation – Space Politics

Asteroid scientists vent their concerns about ARM – Space Politics

Absence of Russia Instrument On NASA Mars Rover Not Political – Mars Daily

Aviation Law
How Can a Civilian Plane Accidentally Be Shot Down? – MIT Tech Review

Senator plans to ask FAA for missile defense systems on commercial airliners – Missile Threat

Why Planes Still Flew Over Ukraine Until MH17 Was Shot Down – Wired

President Obama Speaks on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Russia and Ukraine, and the Situation in Gaza – White House Blog

Military Satellites Likely Saw Missile Strike on Malaysian Airlines Flight –

The FAA's Cease-And-Desist Orders to Drone Pilots Are Bogus, Appeals Court Rules – Motherboard

The Painstaking Forensics of a Plane Crash Investigation – Motherboard

President Obama Addresses the Situation in Ukraine and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – Dipnote

Conventional Weapons Proliferation and the Downing of Flight 17 – Arms Control Law

MH-17 Flight Data And Cockpit Voice Recorders Being Sent To Moscow – ANN

FAA Order: Unmanned Aircraft Operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) – Public Intelligence

FAA Notice: Reporting Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Activity to the Domestic Events Network – Public Intelligence

Should passenger jets have missile defense systems? – Missile Threat

National Counterterrorism Center Flyer: College Drone Programs Can Be Targeted by Violent Extremists – Public Intelligence

FAA Continues Wildlife Strike Reporting Outreach For GA Airports – ANN

The Downing of Flight MH17 – International Law Prof Blog

Turns Out It’s Pretty Easy to Shoot Down a Passenger Jet – Wired

UN Security Council Calls for Investigation Into Downing of MH17 – Dipnote

MH17 crash: MEPs call for solidarity with Ukraine and sanctions against Russia – EU Parliament

North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely – Missile Threat

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Auchterarder) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 – UK

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Ascot) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 – UK

Control Matters: Ukraine & Russia and the Downing of Flight 17 – Opinio Juris

Commercial operation of UAS in the US: Some clarifications on the case Texas Equusearch vs FAA – Flight Laws

The Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 – UK

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones – ANN

AVIATION SAFETY: FAA's Efforts to Implement Recommendations to Improve Certification and Regulatory Consistency Face Some Challenges. GAO-14-728T

Flight For Your Right (And Do It By Friday) – Hack-a-Day

Exclusive: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia’s Jet-Killers – Missile Threat

Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It – Wired

Open Source and the MH17 Shootdown – Arms Control Wonk

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Farnborough Air Show) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 – UK

Drone Stuff: Parachutes, Politics, and No-Fly Zones – IEEE Spectrum

What’s going on with North Korean airspace? – North Korea Tech

Do the FBI's Drones Invade Your Privacy? Sorry, That's Private

Lessons from MH17 – Learmount

How to Prosecute the Perpetrators of the Malaysian Jet Downing – Just Security

Professors Are Worried an FAA Drone Ban Will Kill University Programs Nationwide – Motherboard

SCREENING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: TSA Has Improved Application Guidance and Monitoring of Screener Performance, and Continues to Improve Cost Comparison Methods. GAO-14-787T

ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zones – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Scholars Say No to FAA's Model Aircraft Regulations – IEEE Spectrum

AVIATION MANUFACTURING: Status of FAA's Efforts to Improve Certification and Regulatory Consistency. GAO-14-829T

Who’s using North Korean airspace? – North Korea Tech

Update: D.C. Circuit Downs Drone Appeal – CommLawBlog

The FAA's Drone Crackdown Would Kill Dozens of Completely Legal Companies – Motherboard

Air Traffic Controller Wins Federal Settlement – ANN

U.K. Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014: Sticking Plaster or Solution? – Just Security

On Emergency U.K. Data Retention Legislation – Lawfare


Aereo Loses First Round in Copyright Office, While Dish Wins its Next Round in the Ninth Circuit – CommLawBlog

Emerging Voices: Cyber Operations and the Prohibition of the Threat of Force – Opinio Juris

Stefan Larsson, Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga, Måns Svensson & Marcin De Kaminski, Parallel Norms: File-Sharing and Contemporary Copyright Development in Australia, Journal of World Intellectual Property (Vol. 17, nos. 1-2, March 2014)

Jonah Force Hill: The Growth of Data Localization Post-Snowden (Lawfare Research Paper Series) – Lawfare

Progress on NSA Reform? – Lawfare

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #29: An Interview with Orin Kerr – Lawfare

When Google Sells Your Data, It Might Be Illegally Killing Your Phone's Battery – Motherboard

The UN, Individual Privacy and the Surveillance State – UN Dispatch

Major New United Nations Report Rebukes Five Eyes’ Attempts to Weaken Digital Privacy Rights – Just Security

Putin tightens grip on Internet: Signs new law requiring mass storage of Russians’ data – Salon

Slaughter & Rees Report: Taking the World out of the World Wide Web – TAP

Thinking Outside the Box to Prepare Americans for Information Technology Jobs – OSTP

FTC Updates COPPA FAQs Again – Revisions to Part H Gives App Developers and Parents Welcomed Clarification on Parental Consent – Privacy & Security Law Blog

Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide – EFF

Building a Legal Botnet in the Cloud – Schneier on Security

Lawsuit Over Google’s Unified Privacy Policy Pared Down, But Two Claims Survive – Technology Marketing and Law Blog

House Passes Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Under Unanimous Consent – Public Knowledge

On NSA’s Subversion of NIST’s Algorithm – Lawfare

The Path to Community Broadband Runs Through an Army of Telecom Lawyers – Motherboard

A Call Answered: Unlocking America's Cell Phones – White House Blog

EFF Asks Judge to Rule NSA Internet "Backbone" Spying Techniques Unconstitutional – EFF

Reflecting on Human Rights and the Internet Governance Forum-USA – Public Knowledge

Why Indictments Won’t Stop China’s Cybersnooping – Lawfare

Congress Says Unlocking Cell Phones is Okay – CommLawBlog

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance – Threat Level

New Cybersecurity Primer by the Center for a New American Security – Just Security

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #30: An Interview with Richard Danzig – Lawfare

Canada and China Are Still Waging a Cyber War – Motherboard

FCC Chairman: Verizon Uses a 'Disturbing' Loophole to Throttle Unlimited Data – Motherboard

New Report on the Costs of NSA Surveillance – Just Security

Feinstein was right: CIA admits it hacked Senate computers – Salon

The Data Retention Regulations 2014 – UK

Court Rules Against Microsoft: Questions of Data, Territoriality, and the Government’s Search Authority Headed to the 2nd Circuit – Just Security

The CIA Hacked Senate Computers, Lied About It, and No One Is Getting Fired – Motherboard


Privacy and Data Security Harms – Concurring Opinions

What if Google was an intelligence agency? – Top Level Communication

The Canadian Government Is Now Fully in the Cyberwar Battlefield – Motherboard