Law & InnovationTuesday, May 17, 09:00 AMThe Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
The Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference is "Law & Innovation". There is no cost to attend the conference. [Register now!]
Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, discusses some property rights questions that are associated with drone use. Do property owners own the air above their property? Can they destroy a drone that flies onto their property? How should disputes between property owners and drone users be settled?
Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, explains the FAA’s distinction between the commercial and the recreational use of drones, questioning whether or not this distinction is important.
Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, discusses new regulations concerning recreational drone use recently issued by the FAA. Professor McNeal explains that these new regulations represent an enormous break from the past, and likely stem from the widespread and increasing popularity of drones.
Panelists will examine the impact of the FCC's Open Internet Order and reclassification of broadband as a public utility and explore possible alternative regulatory regimes. What will the courts do? What should Congress do? What should a new Administration make its first broadband priorities? With the convergence of technologies, should the current platform-specific regulation be replaced with a more flexible, service-based regulatory scheme? How could such regulations impact developing business models and evolving technologies? How is the US faring against the rest of the world in the quest for broadband leadership?
Telecommunications: Broadband Re-regulation: The Battle Returns to the Courts
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. East Room
Mr. Earl W. Comstock, Partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Mr. Miguel A. Estrada, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Ms. Roslyn Layton, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Mr. Robert Quinn, Senior Vice-President – Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
Moderator: Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Introduction: Ms. Kelly A. Donohue, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP