David S. Levine invited panelist at regional conference & symposia
The Elon Law faculty member recently discussed the future of the entertainment industry, legal questions surrounding drone use, and effective ways for the federal government to seek valuable public input on policies and potential trade agreements.
Elon Law Associate Professor David S. Levine shared with hundreds of people in recent weeks his legal analysis and perspectives on topics ranging from aerial drones, augmented & virtual reality in the entertainment industry, and how the federal government can achieve better outcomes when negotiating trade agreements by improving the way it collects feedback from the public.
Levine’s scholarly activities since January include:
Center for Strategic and International Studies
“Practical Strategies for Improving Trade Consultation”
Levine joined with a former U.S. trade official, a Google representative, and the executive vice president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association to address the following question in an afternoon event at CSIS headquarters: “How can the executive branch improve its processes for soliciting and responding to input from the public regarding trade policy and negotiations?”
Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
“Digitizing Reality: AR, VR, and the Future of the Entertainment Industry”
Levine was one of four panelists in a session on the developing virtual reality technology and its implication in entertainment.
Campbell Law Symposium
“Flying Above The Law: Legal Issues Surrounding the Domestic Use of Drones”
(Data Management and Privacy Issues)
Levine and two others explore the implications of several privacy and security issues for unmanned aircraft operations and various types of industry stakeholders. They discussed the intersection and interplay among state and local laws and claims, the multi-stakeholder “Best Practices” guidance, FAA abstention, property rights, and multi-jurisdictional (including cross-border) challenges.
Levine is a 2016-2017 Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. He is also the founder and host of Hearsay Culture on KZSU-FM, an information policy, intellectual property law and technology talk show named as a top five podcast in the ABA's Blawg 100 of 2008.
His scholarship focuses on the operation of intellectual property law at the intersection of technology and public life, specifically information flows in the lawmaking and regulatory process and intellectual property law's impact on public and private secrecy, transparency and accountability.