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Public Transit Data Through An Intellectual Property Lens: Lessons About Open Data, Teresa Scassa 2016 University of Ottawa

Public Transit Data Through An Intellectual Property Lens: Lessons About Open Data, Teresa Scassa

Fordham Urban Law Journal

This Article examines some of the challenges presented by the transition from ‘closed’ to open data within the municipal context, using municipal transit data as a case study. The particular lens through which this Article examines these challenges is intellectual property law. In a ‘closed data’ system, intellectual property law is an important means by which legal control over data is asserted by governments and their agencies. In an ‘open data’ context, the freedom to use and distribute content is a freedom from IP constraints. The evolution of approaches to open municipal transit data offers some interesting examples of the ...


Sharing The Road: Smart Transportation Infrastructure, Dorothy J. Glancy 2016 Santa Clara University School of Law

Sharing The Road: Smart Transportation Infrastructure, Dorothy J. Glancy

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Smart cities require smart transportation. Advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems provide ever-smarter transportation infrastructure for the United States and countries around the world. Among the most advance forms of ground transportation infrastructure is a group of technologies that connect vehicles invisibly to other vehicles through information exchanges. These advanced transportation technologies are of two types: On the one hand, Connected Vehicle Safety Systems use vehicle-to-vehicle dedicated short range communications technologies. On the other hand, Connected Vehicle Mobility Applicatoins use a muhc wider variety of mobile wireless technologies. These two types of technolofies that connect vehicles will increasingly make existing physical infrastructure ...


Road School: Ada And Title Vi: Remaining Eligible For Funding, Erin L. Hall 2016 INDOT

Road School: Ada And Title Vi: Remaining Eligible For Funding, Erin L. Hall

Purdue Road School

Compliance with nondiscrimination and accessibility requirements is a contractual and ethical obligation for subrecipients of federal funds. Come learn how to achieve compliance with State and Federal regulations to remain eligible for federal funds, , avoid legal liability and better serve your community by ensuring projects and programs developed with public funds are deigned to benefit all.


Electric Vehicles: Rolling Over Barriers And Merging With Regulation, Mark Detsky, Gabriella Stockmayer 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Electric Vehicles: Rolling Over Barriers And Merging With Regulation, Mark Detsky, Gabriella Stockmayer

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Electric vehicles are merging into the mainstream of transportation. Although the technology still comprises a small fraction of the current market, it ismorewidely available due to competitivepricing, technological improvements, and available state and federal incentives. The benefits of electric vehicles include reduced fossil fuel emissions and associated climate change mitigation, new independence from oil-driven policies in foreignmarkets and international relations, and potential opportunities for increasing and complementing renewable energy electric resources. The risks of widespread electric vehicle deployment are largely thought to involve potential impacts on existingutility generation,distribution, and transmission systems and how the costs of any needed changes ...


Indiana’S Texting-While-Driving Ban: Why Is It Not Working And How Could It Be Better?, Emma Gormley 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Indiana’S Texting-While-Driving Ban: Why Is It Not Working And How Could It Be Better?, Emma Gormley

Indiana Law Journal

This Note will identify and examine obstacles standing in the way of more effective enforcement of Indiana’s texting while driving ban and make recommendations on how to achieve greater success. Part I will take a closer look at what makes texting while driving so dangerous, situating it within the larger context of distracted driving. Part II will then focus on Indiana’s legislative response in particular, breaking down the texting-while-driving laws and discussing impediments to widespread and consistent enforcement. Part III explores alternative strategies for combating those impediments to enforcement, drawing from the approaches of other areas of law ...


A New Class Of Worker For The Sharing Economy, Megan Carboni 2016 University of Richmond

A New Class Of Worker For The Sharing Economy, Megan Carboni

Richmond Journal of Law & Technology

Jennifer Guidry begins her workday at four a.m. She begins by vacuuming her personal car, preparing it to "ferry around strangers" for Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are "ride services that let people summon drivers on demand via [electronic] apps." Her phone pings just moments after four-thirty a.m.-an Uber customer requesting a ride to the airport. She accepts immediately, makes a round trip to the airport in just over an hour, and pockets twenty-eight dollars. This does not account for the cost of gas or wear and tear on her car.6 She performs ...


Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision-Oriented Approach (2nd Edition) By Michael D. Meyer And Eric J. Miller, Bruce McCuaig 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision-Oriented Approach (2nd Edition) By Michael D. Meyer And Eric J. Miller, Bruce Mccuaig

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course Number 6565


The Phase-Out And Sunset Of Travel Restrictions In The International Health Regulations, Sarah R. Goldfarb 2016 Brooklyn Law School

The Phase-Out And Sunset Of Travel Restrictions In The International Health Regulations, Sarah R. Goldfarb

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

Whether and to what extent travel restriction should be implemented during international infectious disease epidemics became a controversial issue, most recently, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The primary authority on the manner in which to respond to such epidemics is the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is a treaty, established by the World Health Organization (WHO), which governs and coordinates international responses to international infectious disease epidemics. Despite the WHO's strong advisement to the contrary, many countries who were signatories to the IHR implemented travel bans and other types of travel restrictions to prevent the transmission of the ...


Technological Opacity, Predictability, And Self-Driving Cars, Harry Surden, Mary-Anne Williams 2016 University of Colorado Law School

Technological Opacity, Predictability, And Self-Driving Cars, Harry Surden, Mary-Anne Williams

Articles

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars are vehicles that drive themselves without human supervision or input. Because of safety benefits that they are expected to bring, autonomous vehicles are likely to become more common. Notably, for the first time, people will share a physical environment with computer-controlled machines that can both direct their own activities and that have considerable range of movement. This represents a distinct change from our current context. Today people share physical spaces either with machines that have free range of movement, but are controlled by people (e.g. automobiles) or with machines that are controlled by computers, but ...


Shifting Automotive Landscapes: Privacy And The Right To Travel In The Era Of Autonomous Motor Vehicles, Matthew Gillespie 2016 Washington University School of Law

Shifting Automotive Landscapes: Privacy And The Right To Travel In The Era Of Autonomous Motor Vehicles, Matthew Gillespie

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This note discusses the changing nature of the right to transportation within the context of the “single-mode” doctrine and consumer privacy laws. Gillespie analyzes how the right to transportation has fundamentally outgrown the United States’ outdated policies, specifically addressing the right to privacy in relation to autonomous motor vehicles (AMVs). Gillespie then argues that the United States should abandon the single-mode transportation doctrine and adopt “comprehensive protections of consumer privacy when information is collected through AMVs.”


Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, And The Politics Of Crony Capitalism, Daniel A. Crane 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, And The Politics Of Crony Capitalism, Daniel A. Crane

Articles

Public choice theory has long proclaimed that business interests can capture regulatory processes to generate economic rents at the expense of consumers. Such political exploitation may go unnoticed and unchallenged for long time periods because, though the rents are captured by a relatively small number of individuals or firms, the costs are widely diffused over a large number of consumers. The triggering event to expose and mobilize opposition to the regulatory capture may not arise until a new technology seeks to challenge the incumbent technology, thus creating a motivated champion to expose and oppose the regulatory capture and advocate for ...


Portlandia, Ridesharing, And Sex Discrimination, Ari Herbert 2016 University of Texas School of Law

Portlandia, Ridesharing, And Sex Discrimination, Ari Herbert

Michigan Law Review Online

This Essay discusses and assesses the legal hurdles that See Jane Go and SafeHer may face. Part I of this Essay explains how the plain text of Title VII and the pertinent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guideline can fairly be read either to allow or condemn See Jane Go and SafeHer’s hiring practices. Part II then highlights precedent that supports See Jane Go’s and SafeHer’s discriminatory driver–passenger practices. Part III concludes by arguing that the legal system ought to make room for apps like See Jane Go and SafeHer in the current framework.


Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, Taylor R. Thompson 2015 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, Taylor R. Thompson

Public Land and Resources Law Review

In a lengthy opinion by the Alaska District Court, the battle for a proposed medical emergency road through the Izembek National Refuge stalled. The court held that the Department of the Interior’s No Action Alternative blocked the construction of the road was decided in accordance within the Department’s authority. It is not the end of the battle over the road, as the court alluded that Congress may be able to change this decision.


Google Glass While Driving, Adam M. Gershowitz 2015 William & Mary Law School

Google Glass While Driving, Adam M. Gershowitz

Faculty Publications

Is it legal to use Google Glass while driving? Most states ban texting while driving and a large number also forbid drivers from being able to see television and video screens. But do these statutes apply to Google Glass? Google advises users to check their states’ law and to “[r]ead up and follow the law!” Yet, laws designed for a tangible world are very difficult to apply to virtual screens projected by futuristic wearable technology. In short order, however, police and prosecutors across the country will be called upon to apply outdated distracted driving laws to Google Glass.

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One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start? (With Albert J. Plawinski", Henry Perritt 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law

One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start? (With Albert J. Plawinski", Henry Perritt

Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

The proliferation of cheap civilian drones and their obvious utility for precision agriculture, motion picture and television production, aerial surveying, newsgathering, utility infrastructure inspection, and disaster relief has accelerated the FAA’s sluggish effort to develop a proposal for generally applicable rules and caused it to grant more than 600 “section 333 exemptions” permitting commercial drone flight before its rules are finalized.Federal preemption in the field of aviation safety regulation is generally assumed, but political pressure on states and municipalities to regulate drones and the ability of this revolutionary aviation technology to open up space close to the ground ...


Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Carriage Of Goods Through Multimodal Transportation: In Search Of International And Regional Harmonization, Olena Bokareva 2015 Lund University

Carriage Of Goods Through Multimodal Transportation: In Search Of International And Regional Harmonization, Olena Bokareva

Olena Bokareva

No abstract provided.


One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start?, Henry H. Perritt Jr. 2015 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start?, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

All Faculty Scholarship

The proliferation of cheap civilian drones and their obvious utility for precision agriculture, motion picture and television production, aerial surveying, newsgathering, utility infrastructure inspection, and disaster relief has accelerated the FAA’s sluggish effort to develop a proposal for generally applicable rules and caused it to grant more than 600 “section 333 exemptions” permitting commercial drone flight before its rules are finalized.

Federal preemption in the field of aviation safety regulation is generally assumed, but political pressure on states and municipalities to regulate drones and the ability of this revolutionary aviation technology to open up space close to the ground ...


Vw And Gm Scandals Show Why Regulation Matters, Robert R.M. Verchick, Rena Steinzor 2015 Loyola University New Orleans

Vw And Gm Scandals Show Why Regulation Matters, Robert R.M. Verchick, Rena Steinzor

Robert R.M. Verchick

Conservatives love to belittle federal regulations — especially the ones designed to keep our air clean, our water drinkable, our workplaces safe, and our financial markets stable. Conservatives, of course, don’t oppose any of those things. They just think unregulated markets, left on their own, will keep bad things from happening. Customers will see when a dishonest company is putting Americans at risk; and when they do, they will unleash their fury and incinerate it. Unbridled capitalism is the world’s largest self-cleaning oven. Last week’s news from the automotive industry should lay that argument to rest.


The Salty Truth: Revealing The Need For Stricter Road Salt Application And Storage Regulations In The United States, Sara Labashosky 2015 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

The Salty Truth: Revealing The Need For Stricter Road Salt Application And Storage Regulations In The United States, Sara Labashosky

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

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