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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

Cyberlaw
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

NET NEUTRALITY AND THE IDEA OF AMERICA – Elements

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 – Space.com

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.com

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 – Space.com

MilsatMag (May 2014)

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

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 – Space.com

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 – Space.com

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

Cyberlaw
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

THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS OF NETMUNDIAL – IGP

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

ICANN’S PROPOSED IANA TRANSITION PROCESS AND SCOPE REBUFFED – IGP

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 – Space.com

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

Cyberlaw
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 MOVES NET GOVERNANCE BEYOND WSIS – IGP

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 – Space.com

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

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

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

Library: A Round-up of Reading

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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 – Space.com

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

NRO – XKCD

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 – Space.com

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

Cyberlaw
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

NEW TURKISH INTERNET LEGISLATION AT WORK: TWITTER AND YOUTUBE DOWN – CIS

BIG PRIVACY WIN IN THE EU – CIS

MARCH 2014 IN RETROSPECT: INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY NEWS AND MORE FROM THE INTERNET AND JURISDICTION PROJECT – CIS

TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SAYS THAT TWITTER’S BAN VIOLATES FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION – CIS

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

THE INTERNET’S TELLTALE HEARTBLEED – Elements

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

GOODBYE, NET NEUTRALITY; HELLO, NET DISCRIMINATION – Elements

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 – Space.com

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

SPACE LAW AND POLICY COURSE (CPD) OPEN FOR ENROLMENT – ISPL

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=”http://kdhnews.com/news/texas/texas-nonprofit-group-faa-at-odds-over-drone-use-for/article_a3e1afa0-c845-11e3-8662-0017a43b2370.html”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

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

COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THAT THE APPLICATIONS PROPOSING THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF THE LICENSES AND AUTHORIZATIONS HELD BY TIME WARNER CABLE, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES TO COMCAST CORP. HAVE BEEN FILED AND PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE EX PARTE PROCEDURES NOW APPLY. (DA No. 14-479). (Dkt No 14-57 ). MB – FCC

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

US CONGRESS WEIGHS IN ON IANA TRANSITION – IGP

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

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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 – Space.com

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 – Space.com

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 – Space.com

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

MH370: AMATEUR HOUR AT THE MALAYSIAN REMOTE SENSING AGENCY? – Ogle Earth

Euroconsult Releases Study On EO Data Distribution Trends – Space Daily

About Google Earth Imagery – Google Earth Blog

Cyberlaw
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

THE FLIGHT-DATA RECORDER’S SLOW EVOLUTION – Elements

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

Cyberlaw
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

OUR ROUTERS, OURSELVES – Elements

Secure protocols for accountable warrant execution – Freedom to Tinker

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

MAPPING OUT THE IANA TRANSITION – IGP

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

Cyberlaw
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

HACKERS WITHOUT BORDERS – Elements

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

Algorithms can be more accountable than people – Freedom to Tinker

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL SET THE DNS ROOT FREE – IGP

STRUCTURAL SEPARATION: A KEY PRINCIPLE OF IANA GLOBALIZATION – IGP

OOPS. THE FLY IN THE IANA TRANSITION OINTMENT – IGP

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.