Commercial Space and Its Role in the World Today: an Expert View
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Commercial Space and Its Role in the World Today: an Expert View

Russian cosmist philosophers of the 19th century believed not only that humankind’s future lay in the stars; they said that we were destined to reach beyond our planet like a child eventually leaves the cradle. What looked like a pipedream in the coal and steam world, led to the launch of the first human being …

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Commercial Space and Its Role in the World Today: an Expert View
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Commercial Space and Its Role in the World Today: an Expert View

Russian cosmist philosophers of the 19th century believed not only that humankind’s future lay in the stars; they said that we were destined to reach beyond our planet like a child eventually leaves the cradle. What looked like a pipedream in the coal and steam world, led to the launch of the first human being …

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Space Lawyer Frans von der Dunk: Current International Space Law Is Far Too Vague and Broad
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Space Lawyer Frans von der Dunk: Current International Space Law Is Far Too Vague and Broad

We have already talked with a few space lawyers, which seems to be a profession that most probably think belongs to the world of science fiction or some 22nd century world. Still, as we slowly head towards the 22nd century and already consider using the asteroid belt as a production field, and the Moon as …

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Elsbeth Magilton J.D.: Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law and Policy Touch Every Satellite, Every Phone Call, Every Online Transaction
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Elsbeth Magilton J.D.: Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law and Policy Touch Every Satellite, Every Phone Call, Every Online Transaction

The world is changing, and it’s nothing like it was even twenty years ago. Most miraculous futuristic things described by sci-fi classics back in the sixties and the seventies are now mundane, if not boring. So, it’s no wonder that education has to keep up with this technological advancement got loose. Apparently, some colleges already …

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AI Lawyer John Weaver: Government Should Introduce AI Regulation That Reflects What the Nation Would Like for the Country Once AI Is Everywhere
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AI Lawyer John Weaver: Government Should Introduce AI Regulation That Reflects What the Nation Would Like for the Country Once AI Is Everywhere

Artificial intelligence has been a dream and a fear for many of us ever since 2001: A Space Odyssey, if not before that. The fear that it will take over the humankind is often entwined with the high hopes that it will catapult us to yet unimaginary heights of technological prosperity. However, it’s obvious that …

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Lock, Stock and a Printed Barrel: Legal Adventures of DIY Firearms
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Lock, Stock and a Printed Barrel: Legal Adventures of DIY Firearms

Thanks to 3D printing tech, you are now able to make a prosthetic leg, a nice bling-bling for a not so dear friend, or even a firearm as easily as renting a movie or buying tickets online. All you would need to make a gun is a proper blueprint, proper materials, and an actual 3D …

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Centralized Government vs. Yet Bigger Data

Centralized Government vs. Yet Bigger Data

Digital services have constantly been a clash with the rule of law and governance. It seems somewhat ironic when technologies such as deep learning software and self-executing code could be in the driving seat of administration. At the same time, in today’s world, humankind is skeptical about human knowledge and wisdom, the human’s capability to …

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Net Neutrality: The Fight Goes On
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Net Neutrality: The Fight Goes On

In December 2017 the Federal Communications Commission passed the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO). In June 2018 the law came into force, effectively killing net neutrality, a principle that states that internet providers, such as AT&T or Verizon, should treat all data equally. Unsurprisingly, the move sparked a major controversy involving the FCC, large corporations, …

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What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?
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What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?

Many of us take the benefits of the Internet for granted, and it’s hard to imagine life without the connectivity it provides. And yet, for some people, living with a heavily censored and restricted Internet connection is their routine, and there’s pretty much nothing they can do about it that can’t land them in trouble …

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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More
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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More

Last week’s headlines burst with news from Uganda, where the local government moved to ban internet porn, leaving the country’s nationals with less options to temporarily fix their love lives. In particular, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) ordered the country’s ISPs to block local and international websites that offer pornographic content. While smaller providers have …

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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet
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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet

When you hear the words “enemy of the internet” you probably think of yet another oppressive government that reads your emails, bans websites at will, and puts internet users in jail for saying things it doesn’t much like. And most of the countries that have made it to the list of Enemies of the Internet …

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Privacy Explained: What It Is, How It Is Challenged, and What to Do About It
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Privacy Explained: What It Is, How It Is Challenged, and What to Do About It

With notions of privacy mentioned every month now due to yet another violation on part of some big tech company, social network, or a government, it may seem that the world has entered the new phase of struggle between regular people and powers that be. While it may sound pretentious, it’s not really far from …

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Another Security Breach: Fitness Trackers that Track Things Way Beyond Fitness
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Another Security Breach: Fitness Trackers That Track Things Way Beyond Fitness

Another day, another privacy breach. This time, it’s not Facebook knowing what you eat for breakfast, or a shopping mall that rats you to the cops. This time, it’s a James Bond movie came to life that turned the tables for the society. Usually, you’re the one that has no idea as to being watched …

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Total Surveillance: Irvine Company Spying on Shoppers and the Demise of Privacy
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Total Surveillance: Irvine Company Spying on Shoppers and the Demise of Privacy

Most tech-related news these days involve something that would fit a great sci-fi novel from the sixties, like self-driving cars or an artificial womb. However, some of those news look more like something else from the sixties: Cold War spy fiction. As EFF has recently unveiled, Irvine Company, California’s largest private landowner operating 46 shopping …

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Serving Justice Online: Online Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Traditional Litigation

Serving Justice Online: Online Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Traditional Litigation

New technologies make routine tasks easier, faster, more efficient. Now they are taking over court systems and traditional means of legislation. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), a method of dealing with conflicts outside traditional courts, was super hyped at the dawn of the millennium. The most intriguing part was the fresh perspective on the access to justice, …

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AXDRAFT CEO Yuriy Zaremba: AXDRAFT Appeared as a Solution to Ease My Own Pain

AXDRAFT CEO Yuriy Zaremba: AXDRAFT Appeared as a Solution to Ease My Own Pain

As we tread into the future world of digital entertainment, digital friends and digital currencies, it becomes ever more obvious that the inherently conservative legal industry has to become digital as well. It’s been more than a decade since legal tech services became popular tools for e-discovery and automating other lawyers’ and paralegals routine tasks. …

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Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November
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Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November

BERLIN, AUGUST 16th, 2018 — On November 30th, 2018, Berlin will once again host React Day, an international conference for developers focused on React, React Native, and GraphQL. This is the second conference of this kind, with the previous one bringing together over 500 attendees from around the world. “Take part in the exploration of …

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Highlights From the European Legal Hackers Summit 2018
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Highlights From the European Legal Hackers Summit 2018

Technology keeps on evolving, and the regulatory bodies and businesses alike have to adapt to the changing landscape. For law professionals such a technology-driven evolution brings new tools for the job, new reasons to muse about the future, and, in some cases, new concerns to address. Legal tech, emerging from the fusion of legal practice …

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GitNation to Hold JavaScript Conference in Former Church in Amsterdam
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GitNation to Hold JavaScript Conference in Former Church in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS, May 25th –  From May 31st to June 1st, GitNation will hold the first-ever church-based JavaScript conference with the biggest JS community in the Benelux behind it — Amsterdam JSNation. “When we established our JS meetup 6 years ago, we never imagined we would welcome up to 1200 attendees at our events …

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