Law, Technology & Arts
The Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA) delivers education, research, and outreach
on the law's role in promoting and regulating innovation in technology and arts.
Both the UW and Seattle have well developed technology and arts communities that
already intersect in significant ways. Seattle is a destination city for the creative
class who often move seamlessly between technology and the arts. The practicing
bar is highly sophisticated with many firms specializing in emerging growth tech
companies across the spectrum of the life sciences, information technology, and
new media/digital arts.
LTA is deeply connected to this community through its directors,
staff, and adjunct faculty.
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Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us. - Prof. Ryan Calo Quoted
- The New York Times
Amateur photographers and Hollywood filmmakers turn to them for lush overhead shots. Geologists use them to look above the seas for oil-bearing rocks. Amazon executives are pushing to use them to plop packages onto doorsteps.
But now drones — the unmanned flying vehicles the size of a pizza box — are also a favorite tool for more unruly groups: pranksters and troublemakers.
Those Amazon Delivery Drones? Not So Fast - Prof. Ryan Calo Quoted
- The Wall Street Journal
Planned federal rules would likely preclude delivery drones being developed by Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc., and make some other potential drone uses too expensive for small businesses, industry proponents said. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to propose rules for commercial drones next month.
Uber Tracking Raises Privacy Concerns - Prof. Ryan Calo Quoted
- USA Today
Consumers and lawmakers are expressing concern about privacy after Uber said it is investigating one of its executives for allegedly tracking the private travel records of a journalist without her permission.
On LinkedIn, a Reference List You Didn’t Write - Prof. Anita Ramasastry Quoted
- The New York Times
LinkedIn is the industry leader in helping people make work connections. Log on, and this professional-networking site displays a sampling of “people you may know” — often including colleagues at a user’s own workplace — with whom to start hobnobbing.
Marysville Deaths Show Need to Reach Troubled Teens Online - Prof. Ryan Calo quoted
- The Seattle Times
The school shooting in Marysville and its aftermath offer a stark look into how distressed teens use social media to share problems they might previously have discussed with a school counselor. Increasingly, Facebook, Tumblr and similar websites are trying to meet young people where they live.
A message from Dean Kellye Testy
integrates and administers all of the UW School of Law's education, research, and
outreach in the areas of tech law, art law, and intellectual property. Our distinguished
faculty Directors oversee a robust J.D. and LL.M. curriculum, the Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), an established journal, an internationally renowned set of annual conferences and a speaker series.
We hope you will join us as we build on the world class art and technology communities
centered at the UW and in Seattle to establish LTA as the hub of dialogue on the
intersection of law, technology, and arts. Innovation in the law is needed to ensure
that innovation in technology and arts is vibrantly promoted and properly regulated.
LTA's mission is to simultaneously consider both of these sides to the law's role
in creativity through outstanding teaching, research, and service.