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Episode 19: Google & Oracle's Copyright Feud Rings In Another Year

A multi-year copyright battle between two tech giants could end with major changes in store for the software industry in 2018. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will weigh whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google infringed on Oracle America Corp.’s copyright when it copied bits of code, known as APIs, from Oracle’s Java programming language, or if that was a fair use under copyright law. The outcome of the case could ultimately upend how software developers and tech companies create...

Duration: 00:09:51

Episode 18: Social Media Companies Could Face Liability Changes in 2018

The increasing pressure on social media companies to police content on their websites might get heavier in 2018. Legislation moving through the Senate and House would impact how internet publishers that allow users to post content, such as Facebook and Yelp, need to patrol their sites for content that promotes sex trafficking or prostitution.

Duration: 00:06:08

Episode 17: New Year, New Net Neutrality Battles

Net neutrality debates will hardly abate in 2018 as battles over rules that guide internet traffic flows head to Congress and the court system.

Duration: 00:08:58

Episode 16: 2018 FCC Moves May Shape America's Media Landscape

The battle over who will be serving up Americans their news and media content is headed for the courtroom in 2018. The FCC's moves in 2017 to rollback media ownership rules could lead to a surge of TV broadcasters consolidating stations and reshaping American's access to local journalism.

Duration: 00:09:58

Episode 15: 2018 Blockchain and ICO Outlook with Don Tapscott

Blockchain, the emerging technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is poised to take off in 2018, Don Tapscott, best-selling technology author and Blockchain Research Institute co-founder told Bloomberg Law. The technology can revolutionize how citizens interact with their governments by helping ensure elected officials stay accountable to constituents, and keeping personal information safe from hackers to begin with, he said.

Duration: 00:11:33

Episode 14: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Intel

Self-driving vehicle technology rolled into a shifting regulatory landscape in September. Intel Corp.’s senior vice president and general manager of its automated driving group, Doug Davis, discussed how new guidelines and legislation will impact the technology.

Duration: 00:12:45

Episode 13: Virtual Reality Avatars Spark Real World Legal Issues

Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other tech companies are developing ever-more-realistic environments for virtual reality products to allow users to immerse themselves in a video game, shop for clothing, or do a variety of other tasks that used to require a physical presence. But legal specialists and attorneys told Bloomberg BNA tech reporter Alexis Kramer that a key aspect of virtual reality is running into some tough legal questions.

Duration: 00:05:07

Episode 12: How a Rural Broadband Boon Would Benefit App Developers

If there’s one issue virtually everyone in federal government seems to agree upon, it’s that rural broadband in the U.S. is slow and spotty. Moving ahead on rural broadband infrastructure is critical not just for consumers, but the tech industry, Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association, a trade group which represents more than 5,000 app makers and connected device companies and is sponsored by companies like Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., told Bloomberg BNA in a Code...

Duration: 00:14:57

Episode 9: Domain Names to the Right of the Dot

Episode 9: Domain Names to the Right of the Dot by Lydia Beyoud

Duration: 00:15:21

Episode 7: So You Wanna Revamp Tech's Favorite Visa? Get in Line

The tech industry has long argued for more H-1B high-skilled visas to help fill their ranks with scientists, technologists and engineers. But President Trump and his advisers have also criticized the visa as undercutting American workers and pushing down wages. While tech companies might be on board with some ideas in politicians' various proposals to overhaul the visa program, such as raising the caps on the visa and increasing the number of times they can be issued annually, other...

Duration: 00:21:44

Ep 6: The Un-United States of Self Driving Cars

How soon will you see more self-driving technologies being tried and tested on a road near you? It likely depends on what state you live in, and the auto and tech industries are concerned that answer may get even more complex in the new Trump administration. Bloomberg BNA tech and telecom reporter Michaela Ross interviews Elliot Katz, co-chair at DLA Piper’s connected and self-driving car practice, about how Trump’s newly sworn-in Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will navigate this...

Duration: 00:10:41

Ep 2: Brexit (Part 2) A Curve Ball for the EU's Unified Patent and Data Protection Regimes

This episode of Bloomberg BNA's Code & Conduit podcast focuses on the possible impact the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union might have on efforts to streamline patent litigation and new data protection rules across Europe. Peter Leung, a senior legal editor for Bloomberg BNA's Intellectual Property news division, discusses the uncertain future of a specialist patent court that was expected to be located in London. George Lynch, a senior legal editor with Bloomberg BNA's Privacy...

Duration: 00:12:45