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JETLaw: Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

JETLaw: Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law JETLaw is an academic journal focusing on the nexus of entertainment, technology, and law.

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Join us tomorrow, February 20th for our 2019-2020 Symposium titled, "Can Law Free Us From Technology's Sphere of Influen...
02/19/2020

Join us tomorrow, February 20th for our 2019-2020 Symposium titled, "Can Law Free Us From Technology's Sphere of Influence: Examining the Interplay of Law and Technology"!

03/30/2017
Take After Will Smith by Keeping Your Driving Skills Polished (At Least for Now) | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

It’s undeniable that autonomous vehicles would reduce crashes and offer other advantages, but could the liability against manufacturers halt the emerging technology?

features an Audi RSQ that drives itself among other autonomous vehicles in the year 2035. Leading actor Will Smith’s character constantly overrides the car’s autopilot feature in favor of his manual driving, particularly to the surprise of leading actress Bridget Moynahan’s character, who questions…

02/06/2017
Recapping JETLaw’s 2017 Symposium! | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

A message from Editor in Chief Laura Powell recapping this year's incredible Symposium.

http://www.jetlaw.org/2017/02/06/recapping-jetlaw%e2%80%99s-2017-symposium/

, consisted of three panels discussing how disruptive technologies impact patent law, the entertainment industry, and technology law. This year’s event was a huge success thanks to our wonderful panelists, moderators, and Journal Members. Special thanks are in order for our Senior Development Editor...

This afternoon's panel on disruptive technologies.From left to right:Daniel GervaisJason EpsteinCaitlin MoonCarson King
02/03/2017

This afternoon's panel on disruptive technologies.

From left to right:
Daniel Gervais
Jason Epstein
Caitlin Moon
Carson King

Action shot of this morning's patent discussion.
02/03/2017

Action shot of this morning's patent discussion.

This morning's Patent Panel. From left to right:Ed Lanquist, ModeratorLaura Powell, JETLaw Editor in ChiefDaniel Gervais...
02/03/2017

This morning's Patent Panel.

From left to right:
Ed Lanquist, Moderator
Laura Powell, JETLaw Editor in Chief
Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and JETLaw Faculty Advisor
Margo Bagley, Professor of Law at UVA Law
LaShanya Nash, Technology Specialist, Patent Agent at Fish & Richardson, PC
David Hricik, Professor of Law at Mercer University Law School; Taylor English Duma LLP;
Natalie Gabrenya, JETLaw Executive Editor;
Ricky Hernandez, JETLaw Senior Development Editor; and
Jason Palmer, JETLaw Senior Managing Editor.

02/03/2017

JETLaw: Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law would like to thank everyone who helped make today's symposium such a great success!

Symposium is here! Follow @VandyJetLaw today as we live tweet all of our amazing panel discussions!
02/02/2017

Symposium is here! Follow @VandyJetLaw today as we live tweet all of our amazing panel discussions!

02/01/2017
Meitu: fun new app or serious threat to your privacy? | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

"Should phone apps be able to track your location and share information without asking for these permissions? Even if they do ask for these permissions, should they be allowed to use this information considering most people do not read the content associated with the agreements they sign? . . ."

http://www.jetlaw.org/2017/01/30/meitu-fun-new-app-or-serious-threat-to-your-privacy/

Should phone apps be able to track your location and share information without asking for these permissions? Even if they ask for these permissions should they be allowed to use this information considering most people do not read the content associated with the agreements they sign?

02/01/2017
Tweet Typos and the Presidential Records Act | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

"Passed after the Watergate scandal, the Presidential Records Act of 1978 requires the preservation of all presidential records. Destroying records subject to the PRA is prohibited since it is difficult to know what might be important in the future and because government records belong to the public, rather than the individuals who hold office. While the Act is silent on the protocol for tweets or Instagrams . . ."

http://www.jetlaw.org/2017/01/30/tweet-typos-and-the-presidential-records-act/

On the first day of his presidency, the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump tweeted out from his personal account @realDonaldTrump (using a reportedly unprotected Android phone): “I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45

02/01/2017
Facing a New Challenge: The Rise of Unregulated Facial Recognition Technology | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

"In the last twenty-four hours, have you logged onto Facebook or Google and uploaded a picture? Walked into a retail store or past a billboard advertisement on the streets? If you have, chances are a company may have collected personal data with the use of facial recognition technology without you even knowing. Facial recognition technology can be used to identify individuals by measuring and analyzing physiological and behavioral characteristics. . . ."

http://www.jetlaw.org/2017/01/30/facing-a-new-challenge-the-rise-of-unregulated-facial-recognition-technology/

In the last twenty-four hours, have you logged onto Facebook or Google and uploaded a picture? Walked into a retail store or past a billboard advertisement on the streets? If you have, chances are a company may have collected personal data with the use of facial recognition technology without you e...

Symposium Week is upon us!
01/30/2017

Symposium Week is upon us!

Please join JETLaw next Thursday, Feb. 2, for our annual symposium, "Disruptive Technologies: The Transformation of Inte...
01/25/2017

Please join JETLaw next Thursday, Feb. 2, for our annual symposium, "Disruptive Technologies: The Transformation of Intellectual Property & Enterprise on the Horizon”

Thank you Daily Mail and Vanderbilt University Law School for recognizing the important work of Amitai and Oren Etzioni....
09/09/2016
Robots could become CRIMINALS, warn experts

Thank you Daily Mail and Vanderbilt University Law School for recognizing the important work of Amitai and Oren Etzioni. This fantastic and insightful article will appear in JETLaw's upcoming Fall Issue!

Researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle say that robots have the potential to break the law by gradually testing, and learning from their boundaries.

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Jumps Thirty-One Spots to Highest...
09/03/2015
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Jumps Thirty-One Spots to Highest...

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Jumps Thirty-One Spots to Highest...

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law continued its meteoric rise through Washington & Lee University School of Law’s Journal Rankings. The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law was recently ranked number 126 of all student-edited, English-language journals by comb…

Join our live webcast of the JETLaw 2015 Symposium: Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of...
01/23/2015
2014-2015 Symposium | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

Join our live webcast of the JETLaw 2015 Symposium: Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property

The 2014-2015 JETLaw Symposium, Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property, will examine the relationship between the US government and intellectual property. Intellectual property is typically focused on an individual’s ownership of rights to creation…

JETLaw Symposium on Intellectual Property this Friday
01/22/2015
2014-2015 Symposium | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

JETLaw Symposium on Intellectual Property this Friday

The 2014-2015 JETLaw Symposium, Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property, will examine the relationship between the US government and intellectual property. Intellectual property is typically focused on an individual’s ownership of rights to creation…

Crazy patent of the day. Since you never know which will pan out, we say go for it, inventors!http://www.futilitycloset....
09/11/2013
Happy Landings – Futility Closet

Crazy patent of the day. Since you never know which will pan out, we say go for it, inventors!
http://www.futilitycloset.com/2013/09/11/happy-landings-2/

Patent (expired): https://www.google.com/patents/US4825469

It occurs to me that this is only a few short steps away from avalanche airbags, which are already saving lives.

Dan Kincheloe patented this “motorcycle safety apparel” in 1989. The rider wears an inflatable suit that’s connected by an umbilical cord to a container of compressed or liquefied gas. A much shorter pull cord connects the rider to the container’s valve. When the rider leaves the bike in a crash, th...

Two new posts up today:The Monday Morning JETLawg: http://www.jetlaw.org/?p=17010New Zealand's software patent ban: http...
09/09/2013
Monday Morning JETLawg | JETLaw: Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

Two new posts up today:
The Monday Morning JETLawg: http://www.jetlaw.org/?p=17010
New Zealand's software patent ban: http://www.jetlaw.org/?p=17069

[Ed.: I question whether discounting the intent attached to automatically generated email signatures is good policy or supports the purpose of the law, which the legislature had said "is intended to support and encourage electronic commerce and electronic government by allowing people to use electro...

JETLawyers: @vandyjetlaw is now retweeting relevant tech/entertainment law news.  Don't miss out--follow us!  https://tw...
02/09/2012
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02/02/2012
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Research by Ramon Ryan ’21 indicates FCC’s approval of SpaceX satellite may have been unlawful. In Ramon's Note, to be published in the JETLaw: Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, he challenges the FCC's exclusion of commercial satellites from review under the National Environmental Policy Act. Ryan's research was the subject of a Jan. 16 Scientific American article, "The FCC's Approval of SpaceX's Starlink Mega Constellation May Have Been Unlawful," by Jonathan O'Callaghan.