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.
Dec 18, 2015
Source: The Washington Post
Ready or not, the robots are coming. There will be cars driving themselves, with no steering wheel for us to grab.
Nov 11, 2015
Last week, a bot learned to write short descriptions of images based on Taylor Swift lyrics its master had fed it. These were then set to music to produce a short Swiftian music video. The results weren’t anything that passed for a chart-topping hit, but it raises an interesting question: Where is the line between robo-fan-art and plagiarism?
Oct 20, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
A day after the federal government announced its new plan to set up a system to register recreational drones in the United States, the proposal is running into some skepticism.
Oct 15, 2015
Source: IP Watchdog
At its recent fall conference, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law explored the many ways in which intellectual property (IP) rights support and encourage creative innovation.
Oct 14, 2015
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
Rapid advances in technology could soon turn science fiction notions of effortless encryption into a reality. But ensuring that we can trust that technology will take more public vigilance against government and corporate eavesdropping.
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.