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.
Aug 13, 2015
A man in Connecticut put a gun on his drone (and was subsequently arrested for it). Doctors from Johns Hopkins used drones to move blood samples. And yet, the biggest unanswered questions around drones involve neither life nor limb.
Jul 14, 2015
The world's legal systems are just now making peace with the Internet, more than 20 years after it was invented. But we're going to need to start that process all over again for robotics, argues law scholar Ryan Calo.
Jul 02, 2015
Source: Popular Science
Headlines rang out across the internet that a robot killed someone in Germany. Beneath the sensationalist surface, there was a tragic truth: an industrial robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany had indeed killed a 22-year-old worker.
Jun 27, 2015
Source: ars technica
While we’ve heard of consumer drones getting in the way of commercial airliners and obstructing firefighting operations, we haven’t heard of many drones being shot out of the sky by a neighbor. But according to one drone pilot, that's exactly what occurred in Modesto, California on November 28, 2014.
May 08, 2015
Source: The Stranger
Tech evangelists regularly preach the merits of a smarter, more connected world. A thermostat that anticipates our desired temperature! Self-driving cars! But an increasingly connected-to-the-internet world is also an increasingly vulnerable one. Especially when the things connected to the internet happen to be operating on live, human bodies.
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.