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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

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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

Library: A Round-up of Reading

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Space Law
SpaceX Formally Protests US Air Force’s Rocket Launch Block Buy Contracts –

SpaceX to Protest and Sue Over EELV Contract – NASA Watch

SpaceX files suit over EELV block buy contract – Space Politics

SpaceX sues US Air Force over satellite contracts – Space Travel

Space policy roundup – April.26.14 – Space-for-All

SpaceX successfully launched a reusable rocket, now hungry for more government contracts – Salon

SpaceX Could Save The Government Money By Launching Satellites – Red Orbit

Russia’s Hoping to Make Its GLONASS Positioning System a Competitor to GPS – Motherboard

U.S. Imposes New Russian Sanctions Including Restricting Export Licenses – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

BitCoins In Space One Step Closer – ANN

Roadmap to Mars – Space News

Adopting a New Viewpoint about Orbital Debris – Space News

Military Space Quarterly | GAO Says European Missile Shield Faces Operational, Budgeting Issues – Space News

MIchael Listner, Customary international law: A troublesome question for the Code of Conduct?, The Space Review

Space Conferences – Flight Laws

Space policy roundup – April.28.14 [Update] – Space-for-All

Military Space Quarterly | Despite Uncertain Future, ORS Office Has Missions To Work On – Space News

Canada’s Challenge: Launching Our Own Satellites – SpaceRef Canada

U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Move Closer to Affecting ISS – NASA Watch

Effort To Exempt Satellites from Russia Sanctions Complicated by Latest from U.S. State Dept. – Space News

International Space Station Partners Considering Additional One-year Missions – Space News

NASA Seeks Ideas For Private Sector Use of ISS, Future Commercial Space Facilities – Space Policy Online

ULA Responds to SpaceX EELV Lawsuit – NASA Watch

John Kerry: Internet access is a ‘fundamental’ human right– The Daily Dot

Science, aeronautics, explorations all receive increases in draft House NASA appropriations bill – Space Politics

Aviation Law
The Most Extreme State Drone Bill Yet Will Criminalize Aerial Photography – Motherboard

First FAA-Approved Drone Test Site Goes Live Next Week in North Dakota – IEEE Spectrum

Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 28, 2014) – Spatial Law and Policy

Satellites to prevent aircraft from disappearing – Flight Laws

Geospatial Law
Military Space Quarterly | NRO Director Looks To Boost Resiliency, Remove Stovepipes – Space News

Heads up, Verizon users! This might be the creepiest big data tactic yet – Salon

SCOTUS for law students (sponsored by Bloomberg Law): Searching cellphones – SCOTUS Blog

Weibo: We can’t censor our users enough to satisfy the Chinese government – Salon

ISPs must comply with search warrants for data stored overseas – Daily Dot

Governing a Distributed Network: Common Goods and Emergence – Lawfare


NETmundial, Borders in Cyberspace, and a Duty to Hack – Opinio Juris

Christopher Yoo Thinks Net Neutrality’s End Might Not Be So Bad – IEEE Spectrum

Aereo Can’t Be Bound by Secret Interpretations of Copyright Law – EFF

Heartbleed: Understanding When We Disclose Cyber Vulnerabilities – The White House Blog

Library: A Round-up of Reading

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Space Law
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)— A “One Size Fits All” Plan Is Inappropriate – Satnews Daily

Russia Gives Green Light to Super-Heavy Rocket Project – RIA Novosti
Space policy roundup – April.24.14 – Space-for-All

Canada Blocks Baikonur-bound Satellite Shipment over Ukraine Crisis – Space News

U.S. Sanctions Putting the Brakes on Russia-bound Satellite Shipments – Space News

A Webinar by Brian Weeden on China’s Anti-satellite Testing in Space – SWF

US Military’s Bold Phoenix Satellite-Recycling Project Enters New Phase –

Aviation Law
Drones: What you’ll have to do to fly one in North Carolina – Triangle Business Journal

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Tour de France Stage 3) Regulations 2014 (2014 No. 1070)

Secrets Revealed: The Government’s No Fly List Arguments Aren’t Flying – Just Security
Is It OK To Bring Your AK-47 & Ammo On A Flight In Your Checked Luggage? – Gothamist

Kenya Is Deploying Drones Nationwide to Drive Out Ivory Poachers – Motherboard

Geospatial Law
Google Maps Russia claims Crimea for the federation – The Guardian

Record labels lose landmark peer-to-peer judgment in Spain – Softonic

Human Rights Are Not Negotiable: Looking Back at Brazil’s NETMundial – EFF

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Space Law
Space superiority remains vital to national security – Space War

New NASA authorization bill makes only minor changes to last year’s version – Space Politics

Subcommittee quickly approves amended NASA authorization bill – Space Politics

Bolden Pressed on Domestic and Foreign Threats to Space in Appropriations Hearing – Space News

NASA’s ‘Friends’ In Congress Absolutely Hate the Asteroid Retrieval Mission – Motherboard

Congress Tells NASA to Explain Itself But Passes Laws to Prevent It – NASA Watch

Congress Presses NASA Chief on Domestic and Foreign Space Threats –

House Subcommittee Approves New Version of NASA Bill – No Prohibition on ARM – Space Policy Online

ESA to continue space cooperation with Russia unlike NASA – Space Daily

Senators Told Road to Mars Leads Through Russia, China – Space News

NASA-Russia Cooperation: What You Need To Know – Space Policy Online

CSA Releases Canada’s Space Policy Framework Promotional Video – SpaceRef Canada

Commercial Space Bill Would Bolster Utility of Experimental Permits – Space News

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers – Space Mart

BSNL, ISRO Spar over Satellite Bandwidth – Space News

Bolden and Holdren reaffirm support for asteroid mission as the next step to Mars – Space Politics

Space policy roundup – April.20.14 – Space-for-all


NASA Extends Contract with Va. Space Flight Authority – Space News

Anthony Young, The growth of public-private partnerships in commercial space ventures, The Space Review

Commerce Inspector General Warns of 10- to 16-month Weather Satellite Gap – Space News

WSJ editorial criticizes California tax break bill that benefits SpaceX – Space Politics

Proposed Houston Spaceport Lands Private Space Plane Partner –

Fact Sheet: The UN Group of Governmental Experts on Space TCBMs – Secure World Foundation

Space policy roundup – April.22.14 – Space-for-All

Bolden defends NASA’s exploration plans, but warns big budgets aren’t on the horizon – Space Politics

No Official Confirmation of NASA Severing Ties with Russian Space Agency – RIA Novosti

After Half a Century Space Advocacy/Policy Is Broken – NASA Watch

Bitcoin is heading to space – The Daily Dot

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

Russia to Keep Working With Astronauts From US, Europe, Japan – Space Daily

Russia to Boost Manpower on New Space Center Construction Site – Space Daily

No Official Confirmation of NASA Severing Ties with Russian Space Agency – Space Travel

Boeing Rebuffed in Latest Attempt To Collect on Sea Launch Losses – Space News

Arizona passes spaceflight liability bill – Space Politics

Aviation Law
John Augustin appointed Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau, at ICAO – IASL McGill

Transport MEPs back deal on noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports – European Parliament

NASA Signs Agreement with German, Canadian Partners to Test Alternative Fuels – NASA

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Aircraft) (Exemption) Regulations 2014 – UK Parliament

Why Are Search-and-Rescue Drones Grounded? – IEEE Spectrum

FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operations – Airport and Aviation Law Blog

North Korea’s drones: Made in China? – North Korea Tech

Flight Suits, Military Jargon At Center Of Georgia Lawsuit – ANN

Lawyer Warns Malaysian Airlines Families To Beware Of Compensation Scams – ANN

America’s First Commercial Drone Test Site Is Now Open for Business – Motherboard

An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade – CommLawBlog

Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Aviation and Airport Development Law Blog

Search-and-Rescue Group Sues FAA for Permission to Use Drones on Missions – Motherboard

Drone Even Go There: On Newsgathering, Drones and the FAA – CommLawBlog

U.S. Spy Flights Conducted Over Russia … With Their Consent – ANN

Lawsuit Alleges FBI Uses No Fly List To Coerce Muslims Into Becoming Spies – Gothamist

Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, v. 13 (2014):

Bruce L. Ottley, Airline Immunity for Reporting Suspicious Activities Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act: Air Wisconsin Corp. v. Hoeper
Gregory O. Principato, Trouble on the Tarmac: Redirecting U.S. Aviation Policy to Promote Economic Growth
Vincent Correia, Air Passengers’ Rights, “Extraordinary Circumstances,” and General Principles of EU Law: Some Comments After the McDonagh Case
Wouter Oude Alink, The Regulation of Registered Traveler Programs
Mark Ells, Unmanned State Aircraft and the Exercise of Due Regard
Gabriel D. Kaim & Nicholas A. Morrow, Examining the Standard of Care for Failure to Divert During In-Flight Emergencies
Eric Johnson, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Illusory “Option” of Montreal Convention Article 33(1) in West Caribbean Airways
Moses George, The User Development Fee (UDF) in Indian Airports – Legal and Regulatory Issues

Geospatial Law
U.S. Intelligence Community Endorses Company’s Bid To Sell Sharper Imagery – Space News

30 Years of Satellite Data Prove Wildfires Are Getting Bigger, More Frequent – Motherboard

Police working on a “live Google Earth” to monitor small areas – Google Earth Blog

Cryptography Could Add Privacy Protections to NSA Phone Surveillance – MIT Technology Review

Heartbleed – Schneier on Security

Bits and Bytes — Open SSL Bug – Lawfare

The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers, and Privacy Groups Are Worried – Threat Level

European Court says Data Retention Directive is Invalid – Just Security





EU High Court Overturns Telecom Data Retention Requirements – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #14: An Interview with Benjamin Wittes – Lawfare

Yale Symposium: Unpacking NSA’s Global Problem – Lawfare


Mass aggregation and analysis of data: Debate, discussion, desiderata – Homeland Security Watch

Has the NSA Been Using the Heartbleed Bug as an Internet Peephole? – Threat Level

About (A Lot More Than) Metadata – Lawfare

Heartsick about Heartbleed – Freedom to Tinker

On the Data Retention Directive Case – Lawfare

Here’s Why the Comcast-Time Warner Merger is Bad – MIT Technology Review

Heartbleed: How did it get there? Why did it take so long to find? – Salon

Encryption Is Our Best Bet for a Secure Web, and Now It’s Bleeding – Motherboard

Heartbleed Explanation – XKCD

Rockefeller Statement on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Announcement – SCSCT

Reaction on “Heartbleed”: Working Together to Mitigate Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities – White House Blog

House Judiciary Hearing on ICANN – Lawfare

Appeals Court Overturns Andrew “weev” Auernheimer Conviction – EFF

Weev Is Free, Because You Can’t Prosecute a Hacker Just Anywhere – Motherboard

New gTLD’s Are Knocking on the Door – Do You Know What to Do? – CommLawBlog

Canada Is Considering an Internet Bill That’s Like CISPA on Steroids – Motherboard

The Underfunded Project Keeping the Web Secure – MIT Technology Review

The Heartbleed Bug Will Lurk in the Internet of Things for Decades – Motherboard

More on Heartbleed – Schneier on Security

Duncan B. Hollis, Re-Thinking the Boundaries of Law in Cyberspace: A Duty to Hack?, SSRN

Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing – Wired

Part III: Has Congress Spoken and Does It Really Matter? The Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security – Privacy and Security Law Blog

The Reality of Russian Surveillance – Lawfare

Civil society statement on draft NETmundial outcome document – Public Knowledge

Bellovin, Blaze, Clark, and Landau on Law Enforcement, CALEA, and Software Vulnerabilities – Lawfare

Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program – Lawfare

Supporting an Open and Inclusive Internet in Brazil – NTIA

Supporting an Open and Inclusive Internet in Brazil – Dipnote

Reference Note on Russian Communications Surveillance – CSIS

Heartbleed as Metaphor – Lawfare

One of the Most Important Data Security Cases Was Just Decided: FTC v. Wyndham – TAP

Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alerts – Freedom to Tinker

SCOTUS v. the Internet: How the Supreme Court could change TV and streaming video forever – Salon

Argument analysis: Slipping down the digital slope – SCOTUS Blog

The Myth of a Free Internet – MIT Tech Review

The Three Pictures of Aereo – Madisonian

SCOTUS v. the Internet: Scalia didn’t know subscribers pay for HBO, and Sotomayor is worried about the cloud – Salon

To Rule on Aereo, the Supreme Court Has To Figure Out What Aereo Is – Motherboard

Aereo Lessons – TeleFrieden

Is Cyberwar Real? – CFR

Comparing NSA Reforms to International Law: A New Graphic by AccessNow – EFF

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #16: An Interview with Alex Joel – Lawfare

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas. GAO-14-409.

Brazil Is Making a Serious Play to Decentralize Control of the Internet – Motherboard

An Update on the Status of FISA Transparency Reporting – Lawfare

In Aereo, Supreme Court Rightly Skeptical About Becoming Technology Regulators – EFF

FCC Phases in Rate Floor Increase and Proposes Increased Broadband Speed Requirements – Public Knowledge

FCC To Allow Commercial Discrimination on the Internet – Public Knowledge

What is known about NSA’s PRISM program – To Level Communications

How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

This totally creepy art project will make you think twice about NSA mass surveillance – Salon

The FCC Wants to End Net Neutrality – Motherboard

U.S. agency drops security algorithm over NSA backdoor concerns – The Daily Dot

Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant – Threat Level


TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas. GAO-14-409

The FCC just sold out the Internet – Salon

FCC Plan for Internet Fast Lanes Leaves Net Neutrality Behind – IEEE Spectrum

But what about the “cloud”? The Aereo argument in Plain English – SCOTUSBlog

New Draft Article, “The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet” – Lawfare

Bitcoin Internet: The Plan for a Decentralized Web that Runs on Cryptocurrency – Motherboard

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Space Law
Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization – The Globe and Mail

MilsatMagazine (April 2014)

Tax Day in Space: How NASA Astronauts Pay Uncle Sam –

NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects. GAO-14-338SP, April 15.

U.S. Department of State softens stance on NASA-Russia cooperation – Roscosmos – Interfax

Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Address Implementation Issues and Estimate Long-Term Costs for European Capabilities, GAO-14-314, April 11

Cyprus can benefit from involvement in the European Space Agency – Financial Mirror

NASA to Continue Scientific Work With Russia After Sanctions – Bloomberg

New Export Rules Will Be Looser, More Complicated – Parabolic Arc

Inmarsat provides update on Cooperation Agreement with LightSquared – Space Newsfeed

Aerospace engineering bill awaits governor’s signature – Tulsa Business

Missile Defense: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability, by Cristina T. Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-14-481T, April 2.

MISSILE DEFENSE: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability. GAO-14-351

Lt Col Peter Garretson, Asteroid Strike! Asteroid Mining! Will the Air Force Have a Role?, Air and Space Power Journal

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras, eds., AWAITING LAUNCH: PERSPECTIVES ON THE DRAFT ICOC FOR OUTER SPACE ACTIVITIES, Observer Research Foundation

Orbital Debris Quarterly News, v. 18/2

Mikulski: President’s NASA Budget Request Just “Advisory,” Will Work to Get More – Space Policy Online

Waiting For Trouble – Stimson Center

Why NASA and Congress Spent Four Hours Shouting At Each Other About Russia – Motherboard

House NASA Budget Hearing: Lots of Snark and Insults – NASA Watch

House Hearing Generates Heat, But Bolden Stays on Message — Fund Commercial Crew – UPDATE – Space Policy Online


Bolden and House appropriators spar on various issues – Space Politics

Hearing (Tries to) Focus On NASA Security Issues – NASA Watch

Like Last Year, New House NASA Bill Prohibits Development of Asteroid Redirect Mission – Space Policy Online

Aviation Law
<a href=””Texas nonprofit group, FAA at odds over drone use for searches – Killeen Daily Herald

FAA: Air ambulances must improve safety – The Tennessean

Groups Ask for Faster Rulemaking on UAS Use – Farm Futures

OIG: FAA missing the big picture on airline safety – Fierce Government

Balloon Operators Reject NTSB Recommendation – AV Web

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program Generally on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging. GAO-14-190, April 10

Air Force: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots. GAO-14-316, April 10

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Update on Program’s Progress toward Development Start. GAO-14-358R, April 10.

Malaysia Airlines Probe Prompts Review of Procedures in Plane Crashes – Wall Street Journal

Commission starts work on EU drone rules – European Voice

FAA sex assault tracking requirement offered as amendment – The Hill

Military Capabilities: Navy Should Reevaluate Its Plan to Decommission the USS Port Royal. GAO-14-336, April 8

Boeing says US OK’s sale of plane parts to Iran – Yahoo News

Supreme Court: Airline can drop frequent flier – USA Today

Colorado Town Rejects Plan to Let Residents Shoot Drones – Bloomberg

ICAO Diplomatic Conference adopts amendments to Tokyo Convention to cover unruly passengers – Flight Laws

Army Opposes Calls for Aviation Commission – DoD Buzz

Geospatial Law
Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup – GPS Daily

Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week – Spatial Law and Policy

Drones Helping to Map Fukushima Cleanup and Reconstruction – IEEE Spectrum

Information Security: SEC Needs to Improve Controls over Financial Systems and Data. GAO-14-419, April 17.


Information Security: IRS Needs to Address Control Weaknesses That Place Financial and Taxpayer Data at Risk. GAO-14-405, April 8

Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Enhance Responses to Data Breaches, by Gregory C. Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-14-487T, April 2.

A DVR in the Cloud Is Still a DVR, and Still Legal – TAP

The data retention parrot – Lex Ferenda

Bitcoin’s demise is a reminder of how not free we are – The Daily Dot

Richard Hill, The New International Telecommunication Regulations and the Internet: A Commentary and Legislative History (Springer 2014)

EU court strikes down controversial mass surveillance law – The Daily Dot

Google to sue Turkey over YouTube ban – The Daily Dot

Digital Humanitarian Technology and Knowledge Politics – Commons Lab

The Impact of Open Data – OSTP

WikiLeaks’ trollish ‘future of the Internet’ leak explained – The Daily Dot

Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision – Lex Ferenda

Comcast invokes net neutrality in push for Time Warner merger – The Daily Dot

Data Retention Directive Invalid, says EU’s Highest Court – EFF


Tea Party congressman to introduce first U.S. Bitcoin bill – The Daily Dot

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Space Law
House Science Committee Pushes Human Space Flight – NASA Watch

Time for U.S. To Collaborate with China in Space – Space News

SWF Collaborates with UNIDIR on 2014 Space Security Conference – SWF

In its Aerospace Day proclamation, Colorado legislators demand accelerated space program – Space Politics

The NASA Budget: What Next – Planetary Society

US more dependent on Russia in space, than Russia on US – NASA – Space Daily

Bolden uses Soyuz launch to press for commercial crew funding – Space Politics

Blast from the past: “comm space,” again – Doctor Linda

Newly Declassified Intelligence Satellite Imagery is Hard to Access – Secrecy News

A Report from the First Hearing on the 2015 NASA Budget – Planetary Society

SpaceX Says Requirements, Not Markup, Make Government Missions More Costly – Space News

Reaction to Space and Planetary Science in FY 2015 Budget – NASA Watch

Private Space Taxis Are a ‘Critical Need’ for US, NASA Chief Says –

Bolden and House committee clash over NASA priorities – Space Politics

Bolden, Lawmakers Point Fingers about State of U.S. Human Spaceflight – Space News

Reconsidering Chinese Views on Military Space Strategy – All Things Nuclear

Jeff Foust, After a year, NASA’s asteroid mission still seeks definition, The Space Review

NASA and the Stimulation of Non-Space Applications from Space-related Technology – Roger Launius’s Blog

Can Tee Vee Pundits Understand Space Policy? – NASA Watch

Congressional skepticism of NASA’s asteroid plans remains – Space Politics

Human Space Exploration: The Way Forward – Space News

Waiting for Trouble – Space News

Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua – Space Daily

US, UK parts in North Korea rocket – Space News

For North Korea, new space agency name and logo are anything but ‘nothing’ – CollectSpace

House Passes Weather Forecasting Improvement Act -Space Policy Online

Fears of loss of access to the ISS fade despite ongoing crisis – Space Politics

GAO: EELV Program To Cost $70 Billion Through 2030 – Space Policy Online

NASA Suspends Contact with Russia over Ukraine Crisis – Space News

NASA Restricts Contacts with Russia Except for ISS – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

FAA, Commercial Spaceflight Industry far apart on Timing of Safety Rules – Space News

MDA Suspends Ground Work in Ukraine Satellite Program – Space News

NASA Bans Contact With Russia – Except for ISS (Update) – NASA Watch

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits – Mars Daily

NASA suspends Russia ties, except on space station – Space Travel

Ukraine crisis brings MDA project to a halt – Space Mart

NASA Suspends Most Cooperation With Russia; Space Station Excepted –

NASA Suspends Contact with Russia, Except for Where it Can’t – Space News

White House, NASA Seek to Clarify U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation Status – Space Policy Online

Using ethic frameworks for decisions about health standards on long duration spaceflights – Space Travel

Five Kinds of Things the UCS Satellite Database Can Tell You – All Things Nuclear

Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend Contracts Was ‘Too Harsh’ – Red Orbit

NASA suspends non-ISS cooperation with Russia – Space Politics

U.S. Lawmakers Press Defense Officials on Use of Russian-made Rocket Engine – Space News

NASA’s Strategic Plan Isn’t Strategic – or a Plan – NASA Watch

With Much More than ISS at Stake, Europe Stays Course on Russian Space Partnerships – Space News

Bankrupt LightSquared Resumes Payments to Inmarsat – Space News

How Does NASA’s Ban on Russian Contact Affect Curiosity? – Planetary Society

Sorting out NASA’s ban on non-ISS activities with Russia – Space Politics

White House, NASA Seek to Clarify U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation Status – Space Policy Online

Russia regrets NASA halting cooperation, warns of impact on ISS – Space Daily

NASA to hurt itself by cutting ties with Russia – Space Travel

Ukrainian situation won’t change Russian-Kazakh Baiterek project – Space Daily

A selection of space policy/politics related links – Space-for-all

ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production – Space Daily

China eyes ‘global monitoring network’ of surveillance satellites – Space Mart

NASA Policy to Suspend Contact with Russia ‘Unprecedented,’ But Maybe Symbolic, Expert Says –

Peter Garretson, What’s in a code? Putting space development first, The Space Review

Jeff Foust, Symbolism and substance in US-Russian space relations, The Space Review

The Crimean Crisis and Canadian Aerospace Activities – Commercial Space Blog

U.K. Proposal To End Satellite Insurance Tax is Right Thing To Do – Space News

U.S. Should Take a Cold, Hard Look at Space Code of Conduct – Space News

Aviation Law
A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity – AIAA

FAA Approves Nighttime UAS Flights for North Dakota Police – AIAA

Representatives Schiff and Jones Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency in U.S. Drone Program – Just Security

Frederik Rosén, Extremely Stealthy and Incredibly Close: Drones, Control and Legal Responsibility, Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 19, no. 1, Spring 2014)

Following Pressure from Thune, EU Delays Illegitimate Tax on International Flights – USSCCST

EU Parliament reaches compromise over aviation ETS – Flight Laws

Judge rejects US law firm’s petitions concerning flight MH 370 – Flight Laws

Aviation criminal law: LH passenger takes stewardess as hostage – Flight Laws

FAA Proposes $51,651 Civil Penalty Against All American Aviation Services – ANN

A Search-and-Rescue Group Is Fighting the FAA for the Right to Use Drones – Motherboard

Geospatial Law
Google Takes Wi-Fi Snooping Scandal to the Supreme Court – Threat Level

Using Google Earth to prove a case of illegal waste dumping – Google Earth Blog

ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World – Spatial Law and Policy


Euroconsult Releases Study On EO Data Distribution Trends – Space Daily

About Google Earth Imagery – Google Earth Blog

Alleged Silk Road Founder’s Lawyer Moves to Dismiss Charges Against His Client – Threat Level

Barrett Brown Signs Plea Deal in Case Involving Stratfor Hack – Threat Level

Yahoo! Scores Significant Win in Email-to-SMS Lawsuit – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Court Rules That Kids Can Be Bound By Facebook’s Member Agreement – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Industrial Policy for Big Data – TAP

International Proscriptions on Mass Surveillance (or What’s Missing in the Greenwald vs. Wittes Debate) – Just Security

An End to Dragnet Surveillance? – Just Security

International Law on Mass Foreign Surveillance: A Response to Ben Wittes and Ashley Deeks – Just Security

DOJ Pushes to Expand Hacking Abilities Against Cyber-Criminals – Just Security

The Extraterritorial Right to Privacy: An Opportunity to Impact the Debate – Lawfare

Is there a “cyber war” between Ukraine and Russia? – Arms Control Law

Thune, Rubio Demand Answers from Administration on Internet Transition – Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation

IANA Transition Testimony and Related Material – NTIA

Marco Roscini, Cyber Operations as Nuclear Counterproliferation Measures, Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 19, no. 1, Spring 2014)

State and Local Government Cybersecurity – White House Blog

Searchable Database of NSA Documents – Just Security

Wi-Fi Bulks Up – CommLaw Blog

What the Open Internet Is Not: Apolitical – Motherboard

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Space Law
Up in arms: Poland accelerates missile defense plan amid Ukraine crisis – RT

Britain Looks To End Tax on Satellite and Launch Insurance – Space News

Astrosociological Insights: Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2014)

NASA suspends cooperation with Russia for non-ISS issues because of Crimean crisis – Flight Laws

NASA Cuts Russian Ties Over Crimea in Favor of Resuming U.S. Human Spaceflight – IEEE

In Missing Airliner’s Wake, China Aims for 50 More Spy Satellites – Motherboard

NASA Can’t Ethically Send Astronauts on One-Way Missions to Deep Space – Motherboard

If NASA Has a Plan to Get Its Astronauts Home without Russia, It’s Not Saying – Motherboard

How Russia could strangle the U.S. space program – Salon

Aviation Law
GSA Should Clarify Its Reporting Exemption and Collect Additional Data on Executives’ Use of Aircraft for Nonmission Purposes. GAO-14-151

FAA Pursues Rulemaking On Third Class Medical Issue – ANN

Flight MH 370: US law firm plans lawsuit against Boeing and Malaysian Airlines – Flight Laws

Parliament Approves Emissions Deal Exempting Long-haul Flights – Aviation Law Prof Blog


Geospatial Law
How Your Location Data Is Being Used to Predict the Events You Will Want to Attend – MIT Technology Review

Google “Street View” case may be headed for SCOTUS Review – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Updated Location Privacy Protection Act Introduced – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Comment Submitted to USTR – Information Society Project

Bitcoins run hot and cold – Babbage

Wi-Fi Deployment to Accelerate after FCC Allocates 100 MHz of Unlicensed Spectrum – Broadband Law Deployment Advisor

Brazil’s “Internet Bill of Rights” Regains Momentum in Congress – CDT

UN Human Rights Body Urges the US to Respect Privacy Rights of People Worldwide – CDT

White House Still Silent on Warrantless Email Snooping – CDT

CDT Files Comments in White House “Big Data” Review – CDT

Don’t Let Domestic Politics Derail the NTIA Transition – CDT

CDT Submits Comments to the UN on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age – CDT

Industrial Policy for Big Data – Concurring Opinions

Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones? – Concurring Opinions

Facebook Privacy Dinosaur – Concurring Opinions

ZunZuneo: A Tale of Failed Transparency and Gross Surveillance – Cyborgology

Court Orders Government Not to Destroy Evidence in EFF Cases Against the NSA – EFF

An NSA “Reform Bill” of the Intelligence Community, Written by the Intelligence Community, and for the Intelligence Community – EFF

EFF Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Internet Streaming Service – EFF

Philippines: Inching Toward Censorship – EFF


Secure protocols for accountable warrant execution – Freedom to Tinker

Historic E.U. Net Neutrality Win Shows Maturing Digital Rights Advocacy – Freedom to Tinker


Cookies that give you away: The surveillance implications of web tracking – Freedom to Tinker

Attorney General Harris Unveils Cybersecurity Guide for California Businesses – InfoLawGroup

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #12: An Interview with Jim Lewis – Lawfare

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast Episode #13: An Interview with Michael Allen – Lawfare

Mining Big Data for Public Opinion on NSA – Lawfare

Congress Considers the IANA Transfer to ICANN – Lawfare

Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones? – Madisonian

James Clapper Finally Admitted the NSA Used PRISM to Spy on US Citizens – Motherboard

The EU Voted to Save Net Neutrality – Motherboard

The secret is out: U.S. built “Cuban Twitter” to stir up political unrest – Salon

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Space Law
Virgin Galactic Nearing Approval for SpaceShipTwo Launch License – Space News

Fossils, Seeds, and Space Rocks: Improving the Management of and Access to the Nation’s Scientific Collections – OSTP

SPACE ACQUISITIONS: Acquisition Management Continues to Improve but Challenges Persist for Current and Future Programs. GAO-14-382T.

Disaggregation: Satellite Navigation More Resilient Than You Think – All Things Nuclear

New Quarterly Update to the UCS Satellite Database – All Things Nuclear

Russia Threatens to Invoke Force Majeure in New START, and Alter its Position on Iran – Arms Control Law

The Navy’s Plan to Beam Down Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels – Danger Room

Ukrainian crisis: US Government to examine building RD-180 rocket engines in USA rather than in Russia – Hyperbola

Pentagon tries to unhook itself from embarrassing Chinese satellite capacity lease – Hyperbola

Glaring Inconsistencies in U.S. Space Collaboration Policies – NASA Watch

NASA’s Confusing Stance on SOFIA (Update: DLR is Angry) – NASA Watch

No One At NASA Knows Who Enforces NASA Travel Regulations – NASA Watch

Formulating Space Policy While Looking Through A Straw – SpaceRef

Don’t Pay Too Much Attention to Space Policy Experts – NASA Watch

Is There a Military Human Spaceflight Mission on the Horizon? – Roger Launius’s Blog

New Analysis By Brian Weeden on China’s Anti-Satellite Testing in Space (updated) – Secure World Foundation

Nelson argues for commercial crew, Brooks and Shelby seek more money for SLS – Space Politics

NASA: funding of some extended planetary missions depends on additional funding – Space Politics

Nelson plays down risks to US-Russia space relations – Space Politics

News from Satellite 2014 | Major Fleet Operators Continue To Bend Rules, Orbital-slot Boss Says – Space News

Report Rekindles Suspicions About Chinese Rocket Launch – Space News

Hagel Says Ukraine Situation Will Lead to Review of Use of Russian Rocket Engines – Space Policy Online

NASA Asserts Its New Strategic Plan Provides “Clear, Unified, and Long-Term Direction” – Space Policy Online

Michael Listner, Regulatory effects of the International Code of Conduct on commercial space, The Space Review

Ajey Lele, India’s 2014–15 space budget: an assessment, The Space Review

Brian Weeden, Through a glass, darkly: Chinese, American, and Russian anti-satellite testing in space, The Space Review

Aviation Law
E.U. Reverses Plan For Carbon Tax On U.S. Airlines – ANN

Bahamas Ditches Private Pilot’s Bill Of Rights – ANN

Malaysia Airlines Must Compensate Families Regardless of Whether Flight 370 was Diverted by Crew or Hijacked – Aviation Law Monitor

Air Canada Latest Airline to Suspend Venezuelan Flights – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Will European Parliament Block ETS Change? – Aviation Law Prof Blog

FAA Authority Over Unmanned Aircraft Called Into Question – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Automation and The Asiana Crash – Slack & Davis

Friendlier skies – Babbage

FAA Appeals Drone Decision – Concurring Opinions

Turning Off Transponders — Aviation Security and MH370 – Lawfare

After Recent Ruling, America’s Commercial Drone Pilots Come Out of the Shadows – Threat Level

Air & Space Law (Vol. 39, no. 2, 2014):

Sofia Michaelides-Mateou & Chrystel Erotokritou, Flying into the Future with UAVs: The Jetstream 31 Flight
Ruwantissa Abeyratne, The Aviation System Block Upgrades: Legal and Regulatory Issues
Manu Mohan, Ray of Hope for Airline Alliances: Consideration of Out of Market Efficiencies by the European Commission
Geoffrey Deasy, EU Competition Law Developments in the Aviation Sector from 4 July to 31 December 2013

Geospatial Law
FAN.6 (First Amendment News) — Cellphone Privacy & the First Amendment – Concurring Opinions

How Your Tweets Reveal Your Home Location – MIT Technology Review

The Role of “Oversight” In Today’s World – Spatial Law & Policy

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Apollo’s Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination” – Roger Launius’ Blog

Tennessee moves to roll back laws limiting public broadband services – The Daily Dot

Who rules the internet? – Babbage

Nearly 1,000 Entities File “Expressions of Interest” in FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment Proceeding – Broadband Law Deployment Advisor

Four Key Reforms for NSA Surveillance – CDT

Two Ways the Surveillance Transparency Rules for Companies Are Not Transparent – CDT

Goodbye NTIA, hello…? – CDT

NSA Bulk Collection: More Than Just Phone Records – CDT

Crash Course: The Potential Problem of “Name Collision” and What ICANN is Doing About It – CommLawBlog

FCC Seeking Proposals for Rural Broadband Experiments – CommLawBlog

Promoting Internet Growth and Innovation Through Multistakeholder Internet Governance – NTIA

More Big (Data) Ideas – OSTP

The Open Data/Environmental Justice Connection – Commons Lab

Digital Futures, Why Bother? – Concurring Opnions

Why Is Turkey Blocking Twitter? – EFF

The Tepid NSA-American Bar Association “Dialogue” Around Spying on Lawyers – EFF

Tech Companies and NSA Surveillance: Questions, Contradictions, and Economic Consequences – EFF


Net neutrality: Industry MEPs want stricter rules against blocking rival services – EU Parliament News

Algorithms can be more accountable than people – Freedom to Tinker




DOJ Consent Decree Provides Guidance on Web Accessibility Compliance Under ADA – InformationLawGroup

Wrangling Over Spy Agency Program Went Down to the Wire – The Complex

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #10: An Interview with Mark Weatherford – Lawfare

Did the CIA Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by Accessing Intelligence Committee Computers? – Lawfare

Who Controls the Internet Address Book? ICANN, NTIA and IANA – Lawfare

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #11: An Interview with Dan Novack – Lawfare

Legal Limits on the Transfer of Control to ICANN – Lawfare

Snowden Disclosures and Norms of Cyber-Attacks – Lawfare

A Net Neutrality Riddle – MIT Technology Review

The Year of Encryption – MIT Technology Review

California Bill Would Create Cyber Security Commission – Privacy and Security Law Blog

Coase, Net Neutrality and Netflix – TAP

Why Turkey Banned Twitter – FP Passport

Marco Roscini, Cyber Operations and the Use of Force in International Law (Oxford University Press 2014)

U.S. Military Given Secret “Execute Order” on Cyber Operations – Secrecy News

Keir Giles & Dr. Andrew Monaghan, Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View (SSI 2014)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Federal Broadband Deployment Programs and Small Business. GAO-14-203.