Author Archives: Margot Kaminski

Who Regulates the Robots?

by Margot Kaminski — Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

In “Who Regulates the Robots?” I’ve written up Woody Hartzog’s article Unfair and Deceptive Robots over on JOTWELL: “When the law faces a new technology, a basic question is who governs it, with what regulatory mandates, and with what rules? Technological development disrupts regulatory schemes. Take, for example, the challenges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

The Shadow of a Treaty in Garcia v. Google

by Margot Kaminski — Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

On December 15th, the Ninth Circuit heard en banc oral arguments in a contentious copyright case:Garcia v. Google. The core questions in the case are interesting enough: whether performer Cindy Lee Garcia can claim copyright protection for her five-second performance in the film Innocence of Muslims, and whether Google should consequently be enjoined from showing […]

Drones on Parade

by Margot Kaminski — Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

At the end of September, six commercial companies were effectively granted permission to use drones to film and take photographs, unlike every other commercial drone operator, whose use of drones remains banned. The FAA, an agency tasked by Congress primarily with maintaining the safety of the public skies, is now in the business of granting commercial […]