November 14, 2013
Katherine Strandburg presented her work on the constitutionality of the NSA’s comprehensive collection and analysis of telephone call records at Yale Law School. She contends that, much like government demands for membership lists of expressive associations, the massive aggregation of telephone call records to investigate associations impinges on the First Amendment right to associate freely and must be subjected to First Amendment scrutiny. While the Fourth Amendment has been the focus of much of the debate about metadata surveillance since the Snowden revelations this past summer, the right to freedom of association may provide independent and stronger protection against overreaching government metadata mining.
November 15, 2013
By Jason Schultz
If you’re a fan of libraries, search engines, and new forms of knowledge, today was a good day for you and your fair use rights. After years of litigation, hundreds of court filings, and two failed settlement attempts, Judge Denny Chin finally ruled in favor of Google in its lawsuit with the Authors Guild over book scanning.
Chin held that digitizing books, even millions of them, was a fair use as long as the purpose of the scans was “transformative” – such as helping readers search for books to buy or borrow, or enabling Digital Humanities scholars to better understand our cultural heritage through data-mining and analyzing texts across decades, genres, and languages to “examine word frequencies, syntactic patterns, and thematic markers to consider how literary style has changed over time.” In light of these significant social benefits, Judge Chin found that any hypothetical harm to authors was minimal, and in fact, might even be abated by additional interest in their works, which could lead to increased sales.
November 7, 2013
Taking on the Takedown Notice: Copyright, Youth, and Educators in Harmony, featuring Engelberg Center Professors Christopher Sprigman and Jeanne Fromer and NYU Law student Amanda Levendowski ‘14
October 25, 2013
The deadline for submitting a paper to be considered for presentation at the Fourth Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop to be held at NYU School of Law on January 10, 2014. More information about the call for papers is available here.
October 20, 2013
Engelberg Center’s Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference featured in National Geographic story on DARC Keynoter Missy Cummings: Dreams of the World: From Fighter Pilot to Drone Advocate
October 16, 2013
Wired UK story How pilotless drones are mapping the Matterhorn features Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux’s unveiling, at the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, of a 3D model of the Matterhorn created by drones in under six hours.
October 14, 2013
Engelberg Center’s Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference featured in BBC News story Rise of the drone hobbyists.
October 13, 2013
Engelberg Center’s Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference featured in NBCNews.com story Drone driver licenses? How to make flying robots safe for American skies.
October 13, 2013
Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux flies an AR.Drone 2.0 using Google Glass at the Engelberg Center’s Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference hackday.
October 12, 2013
The Engelberg Center’s Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference featured in the New York Times story At Drone Conference, Talk of Morals and Toys.
On October 11-13, the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law will host the first Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, a massively multidisciplinary conference on unmanned aerial systems with a focus on civilian applications.
Imagine a near future in which autonomous robots roam the skies, performing everything from law enforcement, to communications, to crop dusting, shipping and logistics. Sound implausible? Perhaps—but that is the future that the aerospace industry and a new class of entrepreneurs are busy preparing.
September 16, 2013
Engelberg Center Professor Katherine Strandburg will moderate a panel of distinguished experts at Reclaim Your Name: Privacy in the World of Big Data. The panel takes place at NYU-Poly Pfizer Auditorium on Wednesday, October 23, and is the third installment of NYU-Poly’s Sloan Cyber Security Lecture Series. The event also features a lecture by Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill. Register here for the event.
September 6, 2013
Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law Charles Colman’s article “Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary,” forthcoming in Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters, has been favorably reviewed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
To read the review click here.