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Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
An Asteroid Impact Will Someday Be Mistaken for an Act of War – Motherboard

NEOSSat Not Up to the Job; Government Report Blames Contractor – Commercial Space Blog

Space junk damages ISS US segment – Space Travel

The New Asia Space Dream – Space News

Editorial | Another Continuing Resolution Looms for NASA – Space News

ULA Asks Court To Dismiss SpaceX’s Block-buy Protest – Space News

Launius: Public-Private Partnerships Neither Panacea Nor Pandora's Box – Space Policy Online

NASA OIG: SOFIA: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SpaceRef

Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access – USSCCST

Space Florida: Cape Risks Irrelevance – Space News

ULA joins call for dismissal of SpaceX suit – Space Politics

Ruling on sharper satellite images poses a privacy problem we can no longer ignore – Directions Magazine

Would a Liberal Government Reform the Canadian Space Program? – SpaceRef Canada

FAA environmental decision clears the way for SpaceX Texas spaceport – NewSpace Journal

Indian Space Budget Slated To Rise by 6.5 Percent – Space News

SpaceX Just Got Permission to Build a Spaceport in Texas – Motherboard

FAA Ruling Clears Path for SpaceX Launch site in Texas – Space News

Preparing for the 65th International Astronautical Congress; September 29th – October 3rd in Toronto, ON – Commercial Space Blog

Hidden Benefits of NRO “Spy” Technology Revealed in Hill Briefing – Space Policy Online

SpaceX moves a step closer to Air Force certification – NewSpace Journal

SpaceX One Step Closer to AF EELV Contracts & Gets FAA OK for Texas Launch Site – Space Policy Online

SpaceX Receives FAA Approval for Proposed Spaceport in Texas –

If Neil Armstrong stubbed his toe on a moon rock, who's liable? – Texas Lawyer

SpaceX Texas Spaceport One Step Closer – NASA Watch

Two Perspectives on U.S.-China Space Cooperation – Space News

EU Courts Support for Space Code of Conduct – Space News

Inspector General: NASA Needs New Plan if Congress Saves Airborne Observatory – Space News

Office of Commercial Space Transportation Notice of Approval on a Record of Decision for SpaceX Texas Launch Site, Cameron County, TX – SpaceRef

U.S. Air Force Seeks Bids for NRO Launch – Space News

On the legality of commercial asteroid mining and the purposefulness of related domestic legislation – Flight Laws

Posey, Kilmer Introduce ASTEROIDS Act To Grant Property Rights to Asteroid Resources – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful = SpaceRef

DOD official defends EELV block buy, endorses launch competition – Space Politics

U.K. Government Green Lights Next Phase in Spaceport Development – NASA Watch

U.S. LAUNCH ENTERPRISE: Acquisition Best Practices Can Benefit Future Efforts. GAO-14-776T

House members press NASA for information on “epidemic of anomalies” with SpaceX missions – Space Politics

House Members Press NASA for Information on “Epidemic of Anomalies” with SpaceX Missions – Space News

UAE sets up agency to send first Arab mission to Mars by 2021 – Emirates 24/7

NASA, members of Congress make case for Europa mission – Space Politics

News from the Farnborough International Airshow | U.S. Government Officials Tout Benefit of Space Technology Export Reforms – Space News

US Too Dependent on Russian Rocket Engines, Experts Tell Lawmakers –

Senators Wants Quick RD-180 Replacement, SpaceX Certification – Space Policy Online

Aviation Law
TSA Travel Tips: Enhanced Security Measures for Electronic Devices at Certain Airports Overseas – TSA Blog

UAV Pilot Gets Warning From FAA For 'High-Altitude' Flight – ANN

FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines – ANN

Will they eventually ask us to fly naked? – Homeland Security Watch

NTSB denies reconsideration of flight TWA 800 investigation – Flight Laws

FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development – Aviation and Airport Development Law Blog

NOAA AIRCRAFT: Aging Fleet and Future Challenges Underscore the Need for a Capital Asset Plan. GAO-14-566

New Court Orders Signal More Drone Documents Are on the Way – Just Security

Federal, State Authorities Suspend Alaskan Helicopter Flights

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Watnall) (Revocation) Regulations 2014

Amazon marches forward on drones, asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air – Salon

New York City Wants to Ban Drones That 'Endanger the Lives' of Its Citizens – Motherboard

FAA Continues Wildlife Strike Reporting Outreach for GA Airports – FAA

UK Parliament Transport Committee Publishes Offshore Helo Safety Report – ANN

NTSB Gives Partial Blame To FAA In 2011 Accident – ANN

Single European Sky or Single European Snail? EU Commission sends letters of formal notice to 18 States to accelerate implementation of common airspace management – Flight Laws

US, others complain to ICAO over North Korean missile launches – North Korea Tech

Geospatial Law
A Network of Recycled Phones Is Listening for Illegal Logging in the Rainforest – Motherboard

The differences between Google Earth and Google Maps – Google Earth Blog

Using Google Earth for crime analysis – Google Earth Blog

The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies – Threat Level

Edward Snowden: Civil Liberties Violator – Lawfare

Republishing Litigation Brief Is Fair Use–White v. Westlaw – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Unprecedented Secrecy Around Meetings in Canada – EFF





Net Neutrality and Transparency Principles Must Extend to Mobile Internet Access Too – EFF



Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #27: An Interview with David Heyman – Lawfare

Latest Snowden Leaks: FBI Targeted Muslim-American Lawyers – Threat Level

Rights That Are Being Forgotten: Google, the ECJ, and Free Expression – EFF

Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014 – Lex Ferenda

Glenn Greenwald on Why the Latest Snowden Leak Matters – Threat Level

Snowden and Civil Liberties: A Brief Follow-Up – Lawfare

Joint Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice on Court-ordered Legal Surveillance of U.S. Persons – IC on the Record

On Glenn Greenwald’s Latest – Lawfare

CISPA's Privacy-Killing Successor Just Cleared Its First Hurdle – Motherboard

New Greenwald bombshell: NSA spied on 5 politically active Muslim-Americans – Salon

The UK Is Rushing Emergency Surveillance Laws to Keep Its Grip on Citizens' Data – Motherboard

Cyber Attacks – MIT Technology Review

First Amendment Precludes Disorderly Conduct Conviction for Ranting on Police Department Facebook Page – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

The Vocabulary of Cyber War – Public Intelligence

The People Suing Tor Don't Actually Know What Tor Is – Motherboard

“Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response – Freedom to Tinker

NSA Retaining “Useless” and Highly Personal Information of Ordinary Internet Users, Spying on Prominent American Muslims, CBP’s Internal Affairs Division Under Investigation Yet Again, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 7/10/2014 – Unredacted

Ninth Circuit Doubles Down in Garcia v. Google – EFF

Document shows that it was not NSA, but FBI that monitored 5 Americans – Top Level COmmunications

British Government’s “Fast-Track” Surveillance Legislation Proposals – Just Security

New Commerce Report Explores the Value of Government Data – Directions Magazine

Barton Gellman on the Washington Post’s NSA Story – Lawfare

Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance – Lex Ferenda

Legal Attacks Against Tor – Schneier on Security

Thune Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Block Taxes on Internet Access Overwhelmingly Passes House – USSCCST

Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal – Tech Freedom

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #28: An Interview with David Medine – Lawfare

INCOMING! Commission's Net Neutrality Comment Conundrum – CommLawBlog

Taking Bitcoin for Payment in California is Now Legal – IEEE Spectrum

Why All the Snowden Docs Should Be Public: An Interview with Cryptome – Motherboard


Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
U.S. Air Force Seeks Dismissal of SpaceX Suit – Space News

Mike Gold, Tuesday, 7-1-14 – The Space Show

Secure World Foundation Newsletter – May/June 2014 – SWF

No action, but more commentary, on Shelby’s commercial crew cost language – Space Politics

U.S. Government Seeks Dismissal of SpaceX Suit – Space Policy Online

Seven Government Agencies Needed to Build a Space Company – Commercial Space Blog

U.S. Government Wants To Squash SpaceX Lawsuit – NASA Watch

IAC Scholarship Recipients 2014 – SWF

China, Russia to cooperate in satellite navigation – GPS Daily

Should Humanity Try to Contact Intelligent Aliens? –


Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report – Missile Threat

Policy Debate Aside, NASA Preparing for Orion Capsule Test Flight – Space News

Aviation Law
NYC Bar Association Releases Report on Legality of Drones – Just Security

North Carolina Set to Outlaw Hunting and Fishing Drones – IEEE Spectrum

No Verdict In Trial Of Man Accused Of Aiming Laser At A Helicopter – ANN

NTSB Special Investigation Finds Parasailing Largely Unregulated – ANN

'New' EASA Plans Vital General Aviation Conference – ANN

Exclusive: Civilian drones need costly fixes to avoid hacking, study indicates – Christian Science Monitor

Geospatial Law
US Refusal to Host Russian Navigation Stations Political – GPS Daily

Zhihua Zheng, Legal Effect of Maps in Maritime Boundary Delimitation: A Response to Erik Franckx and Marco Benatar, Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 4, no. 2, July 2014)

Internet Providers Are Taking Legal Action Against GCHQ – Motherboard

An Anonymous Cell Pledges to Hack 'New CISPA' Supporters – Motherboard

Talking Cybersecurity – White House Blog

ISPs File Legal Complaint in Europe Over Spying – Threat Level


U.S. Mayors Call for Government Broadband, Extreme Regulation – Tech Freedom

Can Facebook Be Governed? – Cyborgology

Does the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on the 4th Amendment and Cell Phones Signal Future Changes to the Third Party Doctrine? – TAP

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An unfortunate story on the non-review of U.S. surveillance authority in Section 702 – Just Security

Cloud City: A Fourth Amendment Thought Experiment – Just Security

Criminal Cyberbullying Statute Violates First Amendment–New York v. Marquan – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

A Taxonomy of Cyber War IHL Questions – Lawfare

NSA Targets the Privacy-Conscious for Surveillance – Schneier on Security

Russia Sees No Progress in GLONASS Talks with US – Space Daily

The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows – Threat Level

Code as Law: How Bitcoin Could Decentralize the Courtroom – Motherboard

The Right to Be Forgotten Isn't Just About Fixing Reputations – Motherboard

Report: NSA collected intimate data on ordinary Americans – Salon

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
Statement of Lamar Smith Hearing on Pathways to Exploration – SpaceRef

House Lawmakers Agree on Little, but Concur NASA Needs Change To Get to Mars – Space News

ULA and SpaceX trade jabs – Space Politics

SpaceX Seeks To Amend Lawsuit Against Air Force Based on McCain Letter – Space Policy Online

Human space flight: still problematic – Doctor Linda

An contract extension from NASA for SpaceX and Sierra Nevada – Behind the Black

Questions about RD-180 Price Provide New Ammo for SpaceX – Space News

SpaceX Vs ULA Spat Heats Up – NASA Watch

Louis Friedman and Thomas D. Jones, NRC’s “Pathway to Exploration” should start with the Asteroid Redirect Mission, The Space Review

Ajey Lele, India and the satellite launch market, The Space Review

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Comments on Interim Category XV Rule – CSF

Space Law Boom – -BisNow

CSF continues to press for human spaceflight export rule changes – Space Politics

Aviation Law
That Toy Is Now a Drone, Says the FAA – IEEE Spectrum

Delivery Drones Might Never Get Government Approval – Motherboard

Recommendations And Report Of The Stimson Task Force On US Drone Policy – Stimson Center

FAA Releases Interpretation of Rules for Model Aircraft – Aviation Law Prof Blog

FAA Weighs in on the Regulation of "Model Aircraft" – Aviation and Development Law Blog

FAA releases interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – Flight Laws

Geospatial Law
How to remove imagery from Street View – Google Earth Blog

The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View – Madisonian

Will the U.S. Government Regulate Navigation Apps? – Directions Magazine

Google must now face lawsuit over Street View privacy invasion – Salon

The US Is Losing Its Grip on the Names and Numbers of the Internet – Motherboard

Why the Supreme Court May Finally Protect Your Privacy in the Cloud – Threat Level

Huge Privacy Win: Warrants Now Required for Searching Arrestees’ Mobile Phones – Tech Freedom

UK Police Aren't Doing Enough to Keep Personal Data Secure – Motherboard

How copyright law blocks cheap Internet TV: In Plain English – SCOTUS Blog

A “view” from the Court: Some morning Joe before Digital Day – SCOTUS Blog

Get a warrant! Today’s cellphone privacy decision in Plain English – SCOTUS Blog

The Push to Revise Europe's Data Protection Agenda – Motherboard

Symposium: In Riley v. California, a unanimous Supreme Court sets out Fourth Amendment for digital age – SCOTUS Blog

VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: Emerging Regulatory, Law Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Challenges. GAO-14-496

SCOTUS Rules That Cellphone Searches Require Warrants – IEEE Spectrum

Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage – TeleFrieden

Symposium: Inaugurating the digital Fourth Amendment – SCOTUS Blog

Can a State Withhold Water From the NSA? California Is About to Find Out – Motherboard

Does the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on the 4th Amendment and Cell Phones Signal Future Changes to the Third Party Doctrine? – TAP

The Supreme Court's Aereo Decision: What It Says, What It Means – CommLawBlog

The Supreme Court’s Riley Decision Won’t Change Much In The Field (Guest Blog Post) – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Aereo and the Spirit of Technology Neutrality – Consurring Opinions


Episode 23: Jillian York – UN Dispatch

What The Court Didn’t Say in Riley May be the Most Important Thing of All – Lawfare


Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules – Motherboard

Is the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision a Setback for Cloud Innovation? – Information Law Group

Supreme Court Sends Stupid Software Patent Back To Federal Circuit, Again – EFF

Uh oh, Aereo – Public Knowledge

The FCC and Net Neutrality: A Way Forward – EFF

EFF Sues NSA, Director of National Intelligence for Zero Day Disclosure Process – EFF

A Zombie Bill Comes Back to Life: A Look at The Senate's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 – EFF

FTC Releases 2014 Privacy and Data Security Update, Touting Its Efforts and Achievements in Protecting Consumer Privacy – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Guest Post: Riley v. California — An Important Step Forward, but How Far Forward? – Just Security

Steptoe CyberLaw Podcast, Episode #26: An Interview with Dmitri Alperovich – Lawfare

How Traffic Shaping Can Help the NSA Evade Legal Oversight – Schneier on Security

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
White House Concerns Over Senate Budget Stance on NASA – NASA Watch

U.S. Government Cuts Hurt Space Industrial Base, National Security, Economic Competitiveness – The Space Foundation

Administration Opposes Funding RD-180 Replacement in Defense Bill – Space News

Shelby reiterates his support for commercial crew pricing language as Nelson seeks changes to it – Space Politics

ULA Fights To Change Perceptions, Accelerates RD-180 Deliveries – Space Policy Online

U.S. Opposes New Draft Treaty from China and Russia Banning Space Weapons – Missile Threat

Space and Missile Merger – Missile Threat

EXPORT CONTROLS: NASA Management Action and Improved Oversight Needed to Reduce the Risk of Unauthorized Access to Its Technologies. GAO-14-690T

Outer space: an integral part of the international community's global commitments on sustainable development – SpaceRef

House Approves RD-180 Replacement Appropriation As U.S. Readies More Russia Sanctions – Space Policy Online

Subcommittees Examine NASA's Struggle to Protect Sensitive Information – SpaceRef

OIG, GAO, and Congress Ding NASA on Export Control – NASA Watch

Gerstenmaier Praises NRC Human Space Exploration Report – Space Policy Online

The FAA Is Trying to Ban First-Person View Drone Flights – Motherboard

The "New" Canadian Space Procurement Path – Commercial Space Blog

Will U.S.-Russian Tensions Impact Sea Launch? – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

Research Center Launched to Combat Space Junk Menace –

Oregon District Court Holds No-Fly List Procedures Violate Due Process – Just Security

Global Space Governance Can Fuel New Business and Innovations – Space News

Russia begins its withdrawal from Baikonur in Kazakhstan – Behind the Black

NASA has a Problem with Unauthorized Access to it's Technologies – Space Travel


Gerstenmaier: a “lot of good things” in NRC human space exploration report – Space Politics

Russia loses its only geostationary early-warning satellite – Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces

ESA makes space debris software available online = SpaceRef

NRC co-chairs reiterate call for national commitment and sustained funding for human space exploration – Space Politics

Aviation Law
AIRPORT FUNDING: Aviation Industry Changes Affect Airport Development Costs and Financing. GAO-14-658T

The FAA Is Still Sending Out Fake Cease-and-Desist Letters to Drone Pilots – Motherboard

UK Court Allows Passengers 6 Years to File 261/2004 Claims – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Academy of Model Aeronautics Responds To NPS Unmanned Aircraft Interim Policy – ANN

Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in America’s National Parks – Directions Magazine

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY INFORMATION SHARING: Stakeholder Satisfaction Varies; TSA Could Take Additional Actions to Strengthen Efforts. GAO-14-506

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY INFORMATION SHARING: Results of GAO's Survey of Stakeholder Satisfaction with TSA Products and Mechanisms (GAO-14-488SP, June 2014), an E-supplement to GAO-14-506. GAO-14-488SP

Drone Pilots Are Gearing Up for a Fight Against the FAA's New 'Rules' – Motherboard

Guest Post: The Bigger No Fly List Problem – Just Security

Court Declares U.S. No-Fly List Procedures Unconstitutional – Aviation Law Prof Blog

The Latest No Fly List Ruling: A Very Big Deal! – Just Security

AVIATION SAFETY: Additional Oversight Planning by FAA Could Enhance Safety Risk Management. GAO-14-516

Email Harvesting: Repeated Emails From LinkedIn May Violate Publicity Rights – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #24: An Interview with Paul Rosenzweig – Lawfare

The FCC Blasts ISPs For Not Delivering the Broadband Speeds They're Advertising – Motherboard

Net Neutrality Will Require Us to Shine the Light on Internet Providers – EFF

The data retention judgment, the Irish Facebook case, and the future of EU data transfer regulation – Concurring Opinions

Tor forced to reject 'major financial donation' due to U.S. law – The Daily Dot

Does familiarity with technology affect the way judges vote on privacy? – Concurring Opinions

Managing Risk in an Inhospitable Environment: The Restaurant and Hospitality Industries are an Alluring Destination for Cyber Thieves – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Department of Energy Invites Cybersecurity Comments – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Johann-Christoph Woltag, Cyber Warfare: Military Cross-Border Computer Network Operations under International Law (Intersentia 2014)

“Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You…” FTC Data Brokers Report Calls for More Industry Transparency, Regulation in How Data Brokers Use Consumers’ Personal Information – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Approaching the CASL: The Compliance Date for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Draws Near – Information Law Group

T-Mobile Uses Data Caps to Manipulate Competition Online, Undermine Net Neutrality – Public Knowledge

Canadians Don't Trust the Harper Government's New Cyberbullying Bill – Motherboard

More Details on NSA Tapping the Internet Backbone – Schneier on Security

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet – NTIA

US v. Ganias and the Fourth Amendment right to delete – Concurring Opinions

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #25: An Interview with Ralph Langner – Lawfare

Big Data, Open Data & the Federal Agencies – White House Blog

Snowden-documents show no evidence for global mass surveillance – Top Level Telecommunications

Understanding Net(flix) Neutrality: Dressing Up Corporate Opportunism as Net Neutrality – TechFreedom

Aereo Update: Supreme Court Rules for Broadcasters! – CommLawBlog

Public Knowledge Statement on Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling – Public Knowledge

SCOTUS: Without a Warrant, Police Generally Cannot Search Digital Information on Arrestees’ Cell Phones – Lawfare

SCOTUS: No Cellphone Search Without Warrant = Prawfs Blawg

Justice Roberts’s wit – Concurring Opinions

Cops Can’t Search Cell Phones Without a Warrant, Supreme Court Rules – Threat Level

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4th Amendment and Cell Phone Case and Its Implications for the Third Party Doctrine – Concurring Opinions

The Supreme Court Killed Aereo, But the Future of the Cloud Is Wide Open – Motherboard

Supreme Court Sets Powerful Limits for Cell Searches, Fails to Protect Internet Streaming – EFF

Supreme Court Shoots Aereo Down – IEEE Spectrum

SCOTUS & Cell Phone Searches: Digital is Different – Just Security

Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision – TeleFrieden

The Supreme Court just outlawed the future of TV – Salon

Decoding the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision: The future looks hazy for cloud computing – Salon

INFORMATION SECURITY: Additional Oversight Needed to Improve Programs at Small Agencies. GAO-14-344

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
Prue Taylor & Lucy Stroud, Common Heritage of Mankind: A Bibliography of Legal Writing (2013)

Palazzo survives primary challenge, Knight advances in California – Space Politics

FAA Space Office Fares Better in Senate Appropriations Bill for FY2015 – Space Policy Online

Examining the Senate’s NASA funding bill – Space Politics

House Passes NASA Reauthorization Act of 2014 – SpaceRef

House Passes Bipartisan NASA Authorization Act – SpaceRef

House Appropriators Support RD-180 Replacement, Want More EELV Info – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

House Appropriators Recommend $220 Million for Rocket Engine – Space News

Space Fence Development Closely Tied to Upgrade of U.S. Air Force Control Center – Space News

NASA's human spaceflight program doomed to fail: study – Mars Daily

House approves NASA authorization bill – Space Politics

SpaceX sues USAF, citing unfair contractor monopoly – Space Travel

Russian Space Corporation Says Unable to Conduct Complete Overhaul of Space Industry – Space Daily

NASA Authorization Bill Easily Passes the House – UPDATED – Space Policy Online

Outer Space for a sustainable Earth – SpaceRef

Top News from the IAF's Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC) – SpaceRef

Senate Continues Work on Its Version of New NASA Authorization Bill – Space Policy Online

Space Access Society: Update on Shelby’s commercial cargo/crew poison pill – Space-for-all

Chinese military hackers target space industry: study – Space War

The First Commercial Space Activity: Communications Satellites – Roger Launius’s Blog

Update on Shelby’s effort to kill NASA commercial cargo & crew – SPace-for-all

USAF Rejected SpaceX Offer To Launch GPS 3 Satellites for $80M Each – Space News

Commercial space advocates rally against Senate report language – Space Politics

Jeff Foust, The commercial remote sensing boom, The Space Review

SN Blog | Commercial Space Advocates Rally Against Senate Report Language – Space News

Dale L. Skran, Space policy via the rearview mirror, The Space Review

Intelligence Bill Would Require Senate Confirmation for NRO Director and IG – Space Policy Online

Sarah M. Mountin, The Legality and Implications of Intentional Interference with Commercial Communication Satellite Signals, International Law Studies (Blue Book) Series (Vol. 90, 2014)

US Congressman & Intel Committee Chair Keynote Speaker for Space & Missile Defense Symposium – Directions Magazine

Senate Begins Debate on FY2015 Appropriations Bill for NASA, NOAA, FAA Space Office – Space Policy Online

Is ULA going its own way for an RD-180 replacement? – Space Politics

Administration opposes funding RD-180 replacement in defense bill – Space Politics

Aviation Law
Barriers to UAVs in US airspace – Space War

New aviation law course at Auckland Law School – Voxy

FAA approves first commercial use of drones — for BP – Salon

The FAA's First Commercially Approved Drone Is For Big Oil – Motherboard

Unmanned Aircraft Two Steps Closer to Airspace Integration – Aviation Law Prof Blog

AIRLINE COMPETITION: The Average Number of Competitors in Markets Serving the Majority of Passengers Has Changed Little in Recent Years, but Stakeholders Voice Concerns about Competition. GAO-14-515

Readings: The Diffusion of Drone Warfare: Industrial, Infrastructural and Organizational Constraints by Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli – Lawfare

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Jet Formation Display Team, County Londonderry) Regulations 2014 – UK

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

Kasaija Phillip Apuuli, The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) in United Nations Peacekeeping: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ASIL Insights

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Northern Ireland International Air Show) Regulations 2014 – UK

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

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

Geospatial Law
NASA Official: A Landsat 8 Clone Would Cost More Than $650 Million – Space News

Russia Mulls Privatizing ERA-GLONASS Emergency Network – GPS Daily

Frost & Sullivan: Innovations Drive US Department of Defense Spending on Geospatial Technologies – Directions Magazine

Commercial remote sensing industry wins change to resolution limits – Space Politics

Eleventh Circuit Says No to Warrantless Cell Tracking, Calls Other Metadata Programs Into Question – Just Security

Cell Tower Data: Circuit Court Split on Search Issue – The Faculty Lounge

Late or Not, Galileo Positioned for a Global Embrace – Space News

DigitalGlobe Wins Approval of Relaxed Operating Restrictions, with Proviso – Space News

Will Telcos Follow ISPs and Extend Warrant Protection for All? – EFF

Leo Google – TeleFrieden

Germany’s Prosecutor Rolls Up His Sleeves On NSA Surveillance – Lawfare

Revenge Porn/Cyberstalking Conviction Doesn’t Violate First Amendment–US v. Osinger – Technology & Marketting Law Blog

Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination – TAP

In Harm's Way: The Dangers of a World Without Net Neutrality – EFF


EU and US data privacy rights: six degrees of separation – Concurring Opinions

Encryption as protest – Freedom to Tinker

(Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Net Neutrality – Cyborgology

What Values Does “Privacy” Protect? – Lawfare

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Reform Initiatives Can Help Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness. GAO-14-671T

SEC Commissioner Calls on Corporate Boards to Address Cybersecurity—Refers to NIST Cyber Framework as “the Bible” – Privacy and Security Law Blog

DDTC Deflates Cloud Puffery – Export Law Blog

FCC Rejects an Unlicensed Spectrum Etiquette – Again – Comm Law Blog

Stanford Journal of International Law (Vol. 50, no. 1, Winter 2014):

Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, The extraterritoriality of EU data privacy law — its theoretical justification and its practical effect on U.S. business

Paul Rosenzweig, International law and private actor active cyber defensive measures

Scott J. Shackelford & Amanda N. Craig, Beyond the new “digital divide”: analyzing the evolving role of national governments in Internet governance and enhancing cybersecurity

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #23: An Interview with Congressman Mike Pompeo – Lawfare

The US Argues It Must Destroy Key NSA Evidence to Protect National Security – Motherboard

Net Neutrality: FCC Hack is a Speed Bump on the Internet Fast Lane – Hack-a-Day

New Ruling Shows the NSA Can’t Legally Justify Its Phone Spying Anymore – Wired

The FCC Can't Help Cities Trapped By Predatory Internet Deals With Big Telecom – Motherboard

EFF to Court: U.S. Warrants Don't Apply to Overseas Emails – EFF

FCC orders Comcast and Verizon to reveal how much Netflix pays for its fast lane – The Daily Dot

We have a reasonable expectation of privacy in online anonymity, rules Supreme Court (of Canada) – Concurring Opinions

Protecting Internet Freedom and American Interests: Required Reforms and Standards for ICANN Transition – The Heritage Foundation

The State of Cyberinsurance – Schneier on Security

Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? – Information Law Group

Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age – Comons Lab

Feinstein-Chambliss Cybersecurity Info Sharing Bill – Lawfare

The Senate Is Officially Considering a CISPA Clone – Motherboard

Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Internet Fast Lanes – Public Knowledge

Library: Round-up of Reading

Space Law
NASA is changing the way it does business, new GC says – Washington Post

Russia, European Space Agency to cooperate on Mars Moon mission – ITAR-TASS

MilSatMag (June 2014)

Competition, Contracts and Commercial Spaceflight – Space News

How NASA’s Human Spaceflight Policies Were Picked | Video –

Making MTCR effective – Daily Times

What will be the significance of the NRC’s human spaceflight report? – Space Politics

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Wants $17.9 Billion for NASA in FY2015 – Space Policy Online

Senate Spending Bill Includes $17.9 Billion for NASA – Space News

A Growth Industry in Space – Space Mart

Lockheed Martin Selected To Provide U.S. Air Force With Space Fence Radar To Safeguard Space Resources – SpaceRef

Senate appropriations for NASA closely tracks the House – Space Politics

Clay Mowry, Tuesday, 6-3-14 – The Space Show

NASA Is Not Interested in Space Florida’s Shiloh Spaceport – NASA Watch

Satellites improving lives in rural Africa – Seed Daily

Sen. Shelby tries to cripple NASA commercial crew and cargo programs – Space-for-All

Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Final Report Released By NASA – Red Orbit

NRC Endorses Return to Lunar Surface, Cooperation with China, No More Business As Usual – Space Policy Online

Key Congressional Space Leaders Applaud NRC Human Spaceflight Report – Space Policy Online

NASA and Congress like the NRC report, for very different reasons – Space Politics

NRC Says NASA Is On The Wrong Path to Mars – NASA Watch

ESA Chief Says Ties with Roscosmos Remain Strong – Space News

The New ‘Space Fence’ Will Protect Satellites from Earth’s Halo of Garbage – Motherboard

Putting Humans on Mars Is 'Risk Management' for Our Species, SpaceX President Says – Space News

U.S. Air Force To Close Satellite Processing Facilities at Launch Sites – Space News

Space Florida Legislative Session Outcomes – SpaceRef

NOAA's Satellites Have Mixed Fate in Senate Appropriations Bill – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

Senate Appropriators Increase NASA Budget – NASA Watch

Smith Statement on National Academies' Human Spaceflight Report – SpaceRef

Science Democrats Comment on National Academies’ Human Space Exploration Report – SpaceRef

Senate Appropriators Increase NASA Budget, Save SOFIA, Transfer Two Programs from NOAA to NASA – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

Space Fence Contract Awarded – SpaceRef

Italian-French space cooperation – ASI

Aviation Law
FAA approves first commercial drone over land – USA Today

Tired of waiting for a green light, U.S. drone users put FAA warnings to the wind – WXYZ

Regulating Aviation Emissions Under the Clean Air Act – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Google Internet balloon crashes, causes power outage in rural town – Daily Dot

Commercial vs. Recreational Drones: Are Existing Regulations Backwards? – Aviation and Airport Development Law Blog

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Bill With GA Impacts – ANN

Geospatial Law
Tish Long Leaving NGA; DNI’s Robert Cardillo Will Be New Director – Breaking Defense

The OGC seeks comment on Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services – Directions Magazine

Russia Turns off Data from IGS GPS Tracking Stations – Space News

GPS sites in Russia can’t be used now for ‘military purposes’ – GPS Daily

Free Copernicus Data Will Impose Change on Commercial Earth Observation Firms – Space News

The Justice Mapping Center: Changing the Conversation about the Criminal Justice System – Directions Magazine

The GameOver Zeus/CryptoLocker Indictment – Lawfare

Net Neutrality Explained – Lawfare

The Internet and Violence on Campus – PrawfsBlawg

Letter Warns Senate of Adverse Implications in DOTCOM Act – Public Knowledge

Latest District Court Ruling on NSA Surveillance – Lawfare

The Human Side of Heartbleed – Schneier on Security

Update: Effective Date of New AWS-3 Rules Set – CommLawBlog

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #22: An Interview with Ron Deibert – Lawfare

Police Officers Aren’t Liable For Investigating Cyberstalking and Revenge Porn–Keaton v. Hannum – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Post-Snowden, Silicon Valley Execs Give U.S. Cyberpolicy a D-minus – IEEE Spectrum

Listening to Yogi on Interconnection and Net Neutrality – TAP

How Google Could Disrupt Global Internet Delivery by Satellite – MIT Tech Review

Only 4 Weeks Until Canada’s New Anti-Spam Rules Come into Force – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Is Edward Snowden Trying to Start a Revolution Nobody Wants? – Motherboard

FRINFORMSUM 6/5/2014: Federal Judge Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Legal –For Now, NSA Harvesting Millions of Images from the Web for its Global Facial Recognition Programs, and Much More. – Unredacted

Verizon just dished Netflix a cease and desist letter, because of a loading screen – Salon

Canada's ISPs Are Finally Revealing How Often the Government Requests User Data – Motherboard

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
RD-180 report recommends development of domestic replacement engine – Space Politics

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites – Red Orbit

Space policy roundup – May.23.14 – Space-for-All

Russian space agency set to resume Glonass talks with US – GPS Daily

Russia working out national manned spaceflight strategy unrelated to ISS – Space Daily

Halting Russian rocket engine deliveries may cost US $5 billion – Space Travel

US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket – Space Travel

Another Shoe Drops in SpaceX-Air Force/ULA Dispute – Space Policy Online

News from the 30th Space Symposium | U.S. Spy Master Gives “Shout Out” to SpaceX – Space News

Italy’s New Space Chief Seeks To Close the Chapter on Corruption – Space News

Russia develops manned space program to replace ISS – Space Daily

Space policy roundup – May.26.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Arabsat locates source of jamming – Space News Feed

Hill Staffers: Commercial Space Launch Bill Is Coming This Year – Space News

Senate Authorizers Approve $20 Million for ORS Office – Space News

New Fact Sheet Tracks NOAA’s FY2015 Budget Request for Satellites – Space Policy Online

NASA Request for Information: Lease and Development of Kennedy Space Center Land Assets – SpaceRef

Timothy G. Nelson, Regulating the void: In-orbit collisions and space debris, The Space Review

Russia-Ukraine space program proceeding as planned – Space Daily

Space policy roundup – May.28.14 – Space-for-All

Space Resilience, Deterrence, Fast Ships and Harm’s Way – Space News

Letter | Forced ISS Cooperation: A Feature, Not a Bug – Space News

SWF Releases an Updated Version of Space Sustainability – A Practical Guide – SWF

Virgin Galactic Signs FAA Deal to Clear Airspace for Suborbital Flights –

Google-backed Global Broadband Venture Secures Spectrum for Satellite Network – Space News

National Security Space: Then.Now.Tomorrow – Space War

Earthly Conflicts Threaten US-Russia Space Cooperation – Space War

House Passes FY2015 CJS Appropriations Bill Funding NASA and NOAA – Space Policy Online

Success! Private Group Makes Contact with 36-Year-Old NASA Spacecraft –

NASA budget debate shifts to the Senate – Space Politics

UK Takes Aim at Commercial Spaceflight, Spaceport Possible by 2018 –

Space Policy and History Forum #12, June 23, 2014 – Roger Launius’s Blog

Intersputnik Negotiating Joint Ventures for Unused Orbital Slots – Space News

Aviation Law
European Commission releases report on complaint handling and enforcement of the Air Passenger Rights Regulations – Flight Laws

Real-time flight tracking possible, not expensive: Airbus official – Space Mart

ICT and aviation experts for real-time monitoring of flight data – ITU

EU Commission releases report on the implementation of the Airport-Charges-Directive – Flight Laws

Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It – Directions Magazine

TRUSTED TRAVELERS: Programs Provide Benefits, but Enrollment Processes Could Be Strengthened. GAO-14-48.

TSA Hypocrisy Underscored by Boston Arrests – Ask the Pilot

Air travel’s dangerous gamble: The growing perils of airline deregulation – Salon

Geospatial Law
Geospatial Data Licensing for Non-lawyers (Webinar) – Spatial Law and Policy

John Carlin’s Speech at Brookings on “Defending Our Nation by Prosecuting State-Sponsored Cyber Theft” – Lawfare

Thune Calls on Congress to Permanently Stop Taxes on Internet Access – USSCCST

Assessing Cybersecurity Regulations – White House Blog

PK In The Know: Net Neutrality Continues – Public Knowledge

SciCast, Crowdsourcing Science and Technology Forecasting For Policy – Commmons Lab

Open Wi-Fi Is Not a CopyCrime: EFF’s Primer on Open Wi-Fi and Copyright – EFF

China’s ban on US management consultants and Windows 8: WTO compliant? – Chinese Law Prof Blog

Say What You Do and Do What You Say: Guidance for Privacy Policies, and for Life – Information Law Group

The Société française pour le droit international, Internet et le droit international : Colloque de Rouen de la Société française pour le droit international (Pedone 2014)

Cambodia’s Draft Law Turns Free Speech into Cybercrime – EFF

Facebook Post Isn’t Good Reason To Remove Attorney From Probate Court Case Assignment List – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Technology in the Courts – The Faculty Lounge


Edward J. Snowden email inquiry to the NSA Office of General Counsel – IC on the Record

Snowden Correspondence with NSA OGC [UPDATED] – Lawfare

NSA Releases Snowden Email, Says He Raised No Concerns About Spying – Threat Level

Building on the Community Broadband Momentum – NTIA

Unnecessary and Disproportionate: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards – EFF

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #21: An Interview with Peter Schaar – Lawfare

EFF to Court: There’s No Doubt the Government Destroyed NSA Spying Evidence – EFF

INFORMATION SECURITY: Agencies Need to Improve Cyber Incident Response Practices. GAO-14-354.

Thoughts on Edward Snowden’s Interview – Lawfare

European Union’s Highest Court Rules Google Must Remove Links Containing Personal Data – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Brazil Enacts “Internet Bill of Rights,” Including Net Neutrality and Privacy Protections – Privacy and Security Law Blog

FTC Report on Data Brokers: An Analysis of the Call for Stronger Controls and Legislation – Information Law Group

Net Neutrality May Be Harder to Achieve than We Thought – TAP

Want To Scrub Google Search Results In The US? Tough–O’Kroley v. Fastcase – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The right to be forgotten and the global reach of EU data protection law – Concurring Opinions

New Technologies Once Again Blurring the Lines of Copyright Law – CommLawBlog

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
Near-Earth Objects: Responding to the International Challenge – Secure World Foundation

OAU Wins Regional Manfred Lach Moot Court Competition – Daily Times

Copyright in Space is Truly a ‘Space Oddity’ – Intellectual Property Brief

US, UK, Australia and Canada Announce Combined Space Ops – Defense News

Alumnus Spotlight: San Jac alum ventures into space law – Houston Chronicle

U.S. Department of Defense—Air Force Undersecretary’s Comments @ 30th Space Symposium (Evenbt) – SatNews

Shelton Would Prefer New U.S. Main Engine over Domestic RD-180 Variant – Space News

News from the 30th Space Symposium | Responding to Critics, ULA Discloses Pricing Information – Space News

News from the 30th Space Symposium | New Rules for Imaging Tech Exports Tied to Related Policy Debate – Space News

No, Russia Did Not Just Kick the U.S. Out of the Space Station – The Planetary Society

Space policy roundup – May.20.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Russian Commission Still Mystified by Cause of Proton Rocket Failure – Space Policy Online

Russia, China agree to create working group for space cooperation projects – Space Daily

Russian space agency to create equipment for monitoring space debris – Space Mart

Debris falling on Heilongjiang was rocket parts – Space Travel

Draft EA for Issuing an Experimental Permit to SpaceX for Operation of DragonFly Vehicle at McGregor Test Site – SpaceRef

Who Is Actually In Charge of the Space Station? – NASA Watch

House and Senate making progress on NASA, commercial space bills – Space Politics

Losing Access to RD-180 Engine Would Prove Costly, Pentagon Panel Warns – Space News

News from the 30th Space Symposium | U.S., Three Allies Sign Space Situational Awareness Accord – Space News

NASA Signs Agreement with Citizen Scientists Attempting to Communicate with Old Spacecraft – NASA

Space policy roundup – May.22.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Aviation Law
The Catholic Church Proved the US Government Is Making Up Drone Rules On the Fly – Motherboard

German Airline Tax Likely to Survive Constitutional Challenge – Aviation Law Prof Blog

The FAA Suggests Drone Pilots Ignore Its Own Cease-And-Desist Orders – Motherboard

The Sensor Gap and Open Skies – Arms Control Wonk

Congress Thinks the FAA Is ‘Not Well Positioned’ to Regulate Drones – Motherboard

Geospatial Law
Government Policy on Cell Phone Interception Technology – Schneier on Security

George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project for Human Rights Enters New Phase –

New White House Report on Big Data – TAP

The worst net neutrality violations in history – The Daily Dot

Net Neutrality 2014: The Regulators Strike Back – CommLawBlog

Lavabit’s Owner Goes Public: His Legal Ordeal Makes For Bad Law – Just Security

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #20: An Interview with Shane Harris – Lawfare

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
U.S. Russia Space Tensions Continue to Rise – NASA Watch

Russian Space Program Gets $52B Boost – Space News

The First Space Colonies Might Be Illegal – Motherboard

Retaliation or Negotiation? Rogozin bans RD-180 exports to the US, while creating uncertainty about GPS and ISS – Flight Laws

House members press NASA for information on Russia crisis effects on ISS – Space Politics

EXPORT CONTROLS: NASA Management Action and Improved Oversight Needed to Reduce the Risk of Unauthorized Access to Its Technologies. GAO-14-315

KSC Is Planning A Mission To Mine The Moon – NASA Watch

European Mars mission caught in US-Russia tensions – Space Politics

Space policy roundup – May.18.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Roberto Battiston is the new ASI President – ASI

Jeff Foust, The quest for on-orbit authority, The Space Review

China says space debris recovered: report – Space Mart

US-Russian Tensions Roiling Outer Space Cooperation – Space Travel

Russia Says Foreign Personnel Allowed at Baikonur Space Center – Space Daily

Pentagon plans multi-billion dollar project to combat space junk – Space Mart

María Orozco Sáenz, La solucion de controversias en derecho del espacio ultraterrestre: análisis comparativo, Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 29, 2013)

NASA: Russia Alone Can’t End Space Station Work – ABC

International Suborbital Safety Proposal Gets Cold Shoulder in U.S. – Space News

And People Wonder Why Government Space Is So Expensive – NASA Watch

Jordan J. Foley, Planning International Collaboration on the Chinese Space Station, Journal of Science Policy & Governance, v.5/1 (2014)

Aviation Law
ICAO takes action on tracking of airline flights – Flight Laws

FAA May Allow Some Limited Commercial UAV Use Before Formal Rules Are Written – ANN

FCC Inches Closer to Strong Net Neutrality Rules, But Not There Yet – Pubic Knowledge

Rockefeller Statement on FCC Open Internet Vote – USSCCST

ITU Council sets stage for Plenipotentiary Conference – ITU

Not Even the FCC Likes the FCC’s Proposed Net Neutrality Rules – Motherboard

A Tale of Three Cyber Security Articles – The Duck of Minerva

Reclassifying Internet Access as a Title II Regulated Telecommunications Service – Telefrieden

Congress, not FCC, should Decide Future of Internet Regulation – TechFreedom

Can You Make the Internet Forget? – IEEE Spectrum

The Intelligence Legitimacy Paradox – Lawfare


Can the FCC Turn a Network Neutrality Triple Play? – TeleFrieden

Lawfare Podcast Episode #75: A Conversation with Herb Lin About Cybersecurity – Lawfare

A Post-Snowden world? Criminalizing Chinese cyberespionage – Opinio Juris

United States Charges China with Cyber-Espionage in Unprecedented Indictment – Privacy and Security Law Blog

US Charges Chinese Military Hackers With Cyber Espionage – IEEE Spectrum

U.S. Indictment of Chinese Hackers Could Be Awkward for the NSA – Threat Level

Why Did DOJ Indict the Chinese Military Officers? – Lawfare

Library: A Round-up of Reading

Space Law
Laura Montgomery, Manx Prize

Space Subcommittee hearing – Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life “Gravity” (Written & oral testimonies)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)—Space Junk Dangers Elucidated @ Committee Hearing (Government) – Satnews

Clean Up Space Junk or Risk Real-Life ‘Gravity’ Disaster, Lawmakers Say –

Russia Set to Boost Space Cooperation With India, China – Space Daily

US can lose Russian market if bans rocket, space component supplies to Russia – Space Daily

A proposed House bill would forbid use of Russian rocket engines in launching any American military payloads. – Behind the Black

SpaceX Sues Air Force to Launch GPS Satellites – DoD Buzz

United Launch Alliance (ULA) Statement in Response to SpaceX Lawsuit – SpaceRef

OIG Cites Budget Issues With NASA’s Space Network – NASA Watch

Air & Space Power Journal (May/June 2014)

U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of State + Satellite Industry Association (SIA)—Satellite Export Controls Now Fundamentally Changed (Government—Policies) – Satnews

Russia In A Snit With U.S.—No RD-180 Rocket Engines, No GPS + No ISS—Where Are The U.S. Backup Plans? Past Warnings Ignored? (Governments—Policies) – Satnews

China aids in cutting down space debris – China Daily

Rogozin Warns Sanctions Could Boomerang, Suggests Trampoline for Sending Astronauts to ISS – Space Policy Online

$17.9 billion NASA Budget Proposed by House CJS Appropriators – Space News

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Approves Bipartisan NASA Authorization Act – SpaceRef

House Appropriators Propose Substantial Increase for NASA, Including Europa – Space Policy Online

SpaceX court filings offer new details on EELV protest – Space Politics

House Science Committee swiftly approves new NASA authorization – Space Politics

Space policy roundup – April.29.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

House SS&T Committee Clears 2014 NASA Authorization Bill – Space Policy Online

NASA Authorization Act Moves Ahead – NASA Watch

Secure World Foundation Newsletter – March/April

House appropriations subcommittee approves NASA funding bill, with hints about other provisions – Space Politics

China ‘resolutely opposes’ U.S. sanctions on missile parts supplier – Missile Threat

ULA Responds To SpaceX Complaint: Defends Its Government Contract – Red Orbit

NASA FY2014 Operating Plan Shows Full Support for SOFIA – Space Policy Online

NASA Selects Partners for U.S. Commercial Lander Capabilities – NASA

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statement on House Appropriations Committee FY15 NASA Budget – CSF

California-based private space companies to avoid property taxes – Space Daily

NASA operating plan makes final adjustments for fiscal year 2014 – Space Politics

House CJS Subcommittee Adopts FY2015 Bill, Wolf Suggests NASA Coverup on Security – Space Policy Online

Preliminary injunction blocks purchases of RD-180 engines (updated) – Space Politics

SpaceX Gets Injunction Against Russian Rocket Engines – SpaceRef

SpaceX Will Be Allowed to Compete for Military Contracts – Motherboard

ULA statement from Kevin G. MacCary, United Launch Alliance General Counsel, in response to Preliminary Injunction Related to National Security – SpaceRef

House panel includes protection for ICBMs – Missile Threat

ULA Responds Sharply to SpaceX Lawsuit, Court’s Action – Space Policy Online

Court Bars US Launch Provider from Buying Russian-built Rocket Engines –

Space policy roundup – May.1.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Senate Appropriations chairwoman “deeply troubled” by proposed NASA budget – Space Politics

OIG Thinks NASA Has Too Much On Its Plate – NASA Watch

Two Indonesian Satellites Call Dibs on the Same Orbital Slot – Space News

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister on Twitter: US Can Use Trampolines to Reach Space –

MilsatMag (May 2014)

Russian Rocket Engine Ban on US Military Launches Could Affect NASA Spaceflight –

Air Force Searches for Alternatives to Russian Rocket Engines – The Wall Street Journal

First Competitive EELV Round Looks like a Two-horse Race – Space News

Russian Space Program Gets $52Bln Boost – The Moscow Times

Excessive regulations turning scientists into bureaucrats – Space Ref

Russia-US Space Launches Unaffected by Sanctions – Space Daily

Elon Musk halts deal between USAF and Russian rocket-makers – Space Daily

Images suggest N. Korea testing ICBM engine: US think-tank – Space War

Lowered Expectations at the NEW Canadian Space Agency – The Commercial Space Blog

$17.9 Billion NASA Budget Approved by House Appropriations Panel – Space News

Britain to plough billions into the space industry – Space Travel

US sanctions against Russia’s space industry affect Europeans – Space Daily

Agreement Formalizes French, U.S. Roles on Ocean-mapping Satellite Mission – Space News

SpaceX Says ULA Must Prove RD-180 Money Doesn’t Go to Rogozin – Space News

A war of words in EELV court filings (updated) – Space Politics

More House Committee Action on DOD Authorization, NASA/NOAA Appropriations This Week – Space Policy Online

SpaceX’s lawsuit against US Air Force sparks developments – Flight Laws

Michael Listner, Monday, 5-5-14 – The Space Show

Government files motion to lift RD-180 injunction – Space Politics

Roscosmos chief to inspect Crimea’s space infrastructure – Space Daily

House Appropriators Propose Small Cut to FAA’s Commercial Space Office – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

U.S. Government Files for Dissolution of Injunction Against Payments to Russia – Space Policy Online

Armed Services Committee to take up authorization bill with RD-180 and other provisions – Space Politics

Space Debris Is A Hot Topic In D.C. This Week – NASA Watch

CJS report offers more details on proposed NASA spending – Space Politics

NASA: Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Assess Long-Term Affordability of Human Exploration Programs. GAO-14-385

Preliminary injunction against ULA dissolved – Flight Laws

Industry warns of dangers of cutting FAA commercial space budget – Space Politics

Injunction Barring Russian Engine Payments Lifted – NASA Watch

Federal Judge Lifts Ban On Russian Rocket Engine Purchases, US Air Force-ULA ‘Block-Buy’ Contract Resumes – Red Orbit

Clean Up Space Junk or Risk Real-Life ‘Gravity’ Disaster, Lawmakers Say –

Subcommittee Discusses Space Traffic Management – SpaceRef

Message from the Administrator NASA’s Export Control Program – SpaceRef

EchoStar Warns ViaSat-SSL Patent Dispute Could Impact Echostar 19 – Space News

Budget Shortfall Means Paperwork Logjam at FAA Commercial Space Office – Space News

Preparing for the Manfred Lachs Global Space Governance Conference – Commercial Space Blog

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris – Red Orbit News

SpaceX Challenge to ULA Block Buy Could Hinge on Questions of Timing –

China to deter unauthorized use of radio frequency – Space Daily

Canada revisiting ballistic missile defense: official – Space War

UN-Space, Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities, opens in New York – SpaceRef

Category XV ITAR Update for Satellites and Related Components Improves National Security and Economy – Commercial Space Flight Federation

Deciding whether, and how, to reproduce or replace the RD-180 – Space Politics

AIA Supports Lifting of Export Restrictions on U.S. Space Systems – SpaceRef

Revisions to Satellite Export Regulations Released – Space Policy Online

NASA, ULA Respond to Rogozin Remarks – Space Policy Online

Space junk problem discussed – Space Daily

Aviation Law
TSA To Pay For Challenging Breast Milk At Security Checkpoint – ANN

COMMERCIAL AVIATION: Status of Air Service to Small Communities and the Federal Programs Involved. GAO-14-454T

ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY: TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems. GAO-14-357

Thune TSA Oversight Hearing Statement – USSCCST

How the FAA Grounds Freedom of Information Requests About Drones – Motherboard

Rockefeller: Congress Needs to Fund TSA so Agency can Fulfill Critical Mission Across Transportation Systems – USSCCST

Speedier Commercial Drone-Flight Permits Possible by FAA – Bloomberg

Airlines, regulators agree to track flights globally – USA Today

Open Skies – Arms Control Wonk

Aviation safety: Statistics and developments – Flight Laws

The US Government Is Trying to Fine a Drone Hobbyist for the First Time Ever – Motherboard

The FAA Now Says Flying a Drone in Most Major Cities Is Illegal – Motherboard

IATA, EASA Reach Agreement On Information Sharing – ANN

One-stop shop for safety authorization of TCOs in the EU – Flight Laws

US Airways Flight 735: Airline’s Obligation to Compensate Injured Passengers – Aviation Law Monitor

Drone Update: While FAA Continues to Swat at Drones, an Appeal of its Policy Takes Off – CommLawBlog

ALTERNATIVE JET FUELS: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors. GAO-14-407

Drones and Newsgathering at the NTSB – Concurring Opinions

Air & Space Law (Vol. 39, no. 3, 2014):

  • Christopher K. Lamont, Conflict in the Skies: The Law of Air Defence Identification Zones
  • George N. Tompkins, Are the Objectives of the 1999 Montreal Convention in Danger of Failure?
  • Morten L. Jakobsen & Lotte Bay Gabelgaard, The Aircraft Engine Dispute in Denmark: First Judgment
  • Marco Bongarzoni, Summary Report of the Annual Conference of the European Air Law Association (EALA), Madrid 8 November 2013

The FAA Knew a Commercial Drone Pilot Broke No Laws, Fined Him $10K Anyway – Motherboard

Geospatial Law
Glonass Failure Caused by Faulty Software – GPS Daily

Legal Impact of Anonymisation Techniques and Geospatial Data – Spatial Law and Policy

Cops Must Swear Silence to Access Vehicle Tracking System – Threat Level

Geospatial Corporation (Formerly Geospatial Holdings, Inc.) Enters Into Settlement Agreement – Directions Magazine

White House Big Data and Privacy Report: Wake Up Call for Geospatial Community? – Spatial Law and Policy

House Appropriators Meet NOAA Request for Satellites, Block Climate Sensor Plans – Space News

Editorial | Intel Community Weighs In – Space News

Greece guaranteed access to Sentinel data – SpaceRef

Jeff Foust, Replacing the RD-180, The Space Review

President’s Council Report on Big Data and Privacy Points at Location Technologies – Directions Magazine

Fleur Johns, The Turn to Data Analytics and International Law, ESIL Reflections

White House defends right to keep cybersecurity vulnerabilities secret – The Daily Dot

Thoughts on White House Statement on Cyber Vulnerabilities – Lawfare

The FCC Changed Course on Network Neutrality. Here Is Why You Should Care. – TAP

Another Questionable IP Lawsuit Over a Derogatory Twitter Account – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

If John Kerry Thinks the Internet Is a Fundamental Right, He Should Tell the FCC – Motherboard

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #17: An Interview with Elana Broitman and Shawn Cooley – Lawfare

Will the FCC Create an Internet for the 1%? – Public Knowledge

White House Makes Reassuring Noises On 0-Day Policy – Just Security

A Major Win for the Open Internet – Dipnote

Defendant Gets Attorneys’ Fees For ‘Frivolous’ DMCA Copyright Management Information Claim – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Draft House Bill Recommends $220 Million Next Year for RD-180 Alternative – Space News

Anonymity Is Not Privacy (You’re Probably Getting That Wrong) – Motherboard

Fourth Amendment in the digital age: Supreme Court to decide if police can search cellphones without a warrant – Salon

FCC Chairman Reiterates Net Neutrality Proposal at Cable Show – Public Knowledge

The US Surveillance Court Hasn’t Turned Down an NSA Request This Decade – Motherboard

Five Economies That Could Actually Use Bitcoin – Motherboard

Net neutrality 2.0 – Babbage

Two words that explain why the FCC’s net neutrality plan won’t work: George Bush – Salon


Update: Effective Date Set for New Bulked-up Wi-Fi Rules – CommLawBlog

Closer to common ground on net neutrality – TechFreedom

Michael Bohlander, Blood Music on Darwin’s Radio-Musings on Social Network Data Transparency, Cyborg Technology, Science Fiction and the Future Perception of Human Rights, The Global Community (2013)

Oreste Pollicino, COMMENT AND ANALYSIS, Internet Law: The European and Constitutional Implications of the Google v. Vividown Saga, The Global Community (2013)

Robin Mansell, Global Media and Communication Policy: Turbulence and Reform, The Global Community (2013)

Government Plays Fast and Loose with Technology in Supreme Court Cell Phone Cases – EFF

Rockefeller Statement on White House Big Data Report – USCCST

Five Things Obama’s Big Data Experts Warned Him About – MIT Tech Review

Is the FCC’s revolving door closing on net neutrality’s neck? – The Daily Dot

The White House Big Data Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Missing – EFF

Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values – Commons Lab

In Our Google Searches, Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect – Motherboard

At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues – Lawfare

FTC Must Disclose Its Cybersecurity Standard – Lawfare

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #18: An Interview with Brian Krebs – Lawfare

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Agencies Need to Establish and Implement Incremental Development Policies. GAO-14-361

Magistrate’s Compliance: Searching Electronic Data Overseas – Just Security

Continued Progress and Plans for Open Government Data – White House Blog

The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition – Lawfare

Michael Hayden: “We Kill People Based on Metadata” – Just Security

DOJ Seeks Broader Search Warrant Authority to Combat Botnets – Lawfare

Unintended and Intended Disinformation in Telecom Policy Discussions – TeleFrieden

EU: Google Has to Let You Be ‘Forgotten’ – Motherboard

New NSA Snowden Documents – Schneier on Security


Senate Republican Leaders to FCC: Leave Internet Open and Free – USSCCST

The Fight to Uncover Spyware Exports to Repressive Regimes – Motherboard

Collect It All!: Newly Released NSA Documents Reveal Omnivorous Appetite for our Private Data – Just Security

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #19: An Interview with Chris Painter – Lawfare