Author: daniel-kelly

Science, Technology, and the Law

In Space, no one can hear you mine: An exploration of Article II of the Outer Space Treaty

Introduction When President Barack Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015, he gave legal grounding to an idea that was once science fiction, while creating a legal justification for an emerging space industry. The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act enables companies to have property rights in resources that they have…
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“These Are Not the Actors You Are Looking For”: Right to Likeness in the Age of CGI

New advances in computer generated image technology have opened a Pandora’s Box of issues relating to the portrayal of public figures after death. Such post-mortem use of public figures’ images has become prominent in pop culture since the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in 2015. The film features the performance of an…
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“These Are Not the Actors You Are Looking For”: Right to Likeness in the Age of CGI

New advances in computer generated image technology have opened a Pandora’s Box of issues relating to the portrayal of public figures after death. Such post-mortem use of public figures’ images has become prominent in pop culture since the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in 2015. The film features the performance of an…
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 Hypothetical #1

Imagine that you are a lawyer for the Tesla motor company in the year 2032. Unfortunately, you learn that one of the company’s employees was testing a new autopilot feature for the Model T Tesla motor vehicle when the program deviated from its programming for an unknown reason. The vehicle drove itself and the employee…
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