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Podcast by NYC Bar Association

    Digital Revolutions in Mobility

    Digital Revolutions in Mobility

    Flying cars and vertipads. Electric cars filling the streets with a charging station on every block. That’s the not-so-distant future and the experts are getting serious about preparing for it. How will the grid accommodate all of these new draws on electricity? How will this army of new devices communicate with each other? What business models will govern our new technologies? Who will own the galaxy of new data that results? Matthew Daus, Margaret Barry, Elizabeth Stein and Lorraine McGowen from the Electronic Mobility Subcommittee of the Digital Technology Task Force tackle these and more pressing questions in this episode of the New York City Bar Podcast.

    Stay tuned to hear more about:

    • What are emerging transportation technologies?
    • What’s next for the proliferation of electric vehicles?
    • How will we need to adapt the electrical grid to accommodate all of these new technologies, and how can we ensure they are deployed equitably?
    • What new challenges in product liability are going to come with new electronic mobility technologies?

    Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bit.ly/3SReLFJ

    • 42 min
    We Need To Talk About IOLA

    We Need To Talk About IOLA

    Governor Hochul has proposed transferring one hundred million dollars from the state’s IOLA account into the State General Fund. That could have cascading consequences for the State’s legal services community and the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers that it serves. We’re here today to help you understand what IOLA is, the stakes in the governor’s budget proposal, and what lawyers and others can do to stand up for IOLA.

    View a transcript of this episode here: https://bit.ly/3OFrYjX

    Google this episode for links to the resources below.

    IOLA Press Release linking to Community Letter urging Governor Hochul to undo $100 million IOLA transfer.  The signatories represent leading social service agencies, veterans groups, health care providers, legal organizations, and concerned citizens from across the state.

    IOLA Letter to Governor Hochul

    IOLA Board Statement

    New York State Bar Association Press Release

    NY Legal Services Coalition Testimony

    Network of Bar Leaders Statement

    New York City Bar Association Statement

    New York County Lawyers Association Statement

    • 26 min
    What Is the Metaverse, Really?

    What Is the Metaverse, Really?

    Almost everyone has heard of the metaverse and seen that word in a splashy headline. But what is it, really, and what could it become in the future? In some sense, the answer is simple and very broad: the metaverse is a new environment for people to interact, shop, play and learn, and a new environment for companies to advertise, market and sell. But the metaverse today is a new Wild West where potential for innovation is matched by potential risk factors in terms of ownership, liability, trademark and intellectual property, and much more. Jerome Walker, Flora Lau and Terry Dugan from the City Bar Digital Technology Task Force dive into the innovations and the risks that are emerging today. And they ask, with creators and companies galloping into the new frontier, where are they going and who will be in charge?

    Tune in to hear more about:

    • What is the metaverse? Why was it created? And what is the metaverse experience like?
    • Who are some of the leading companies in the metaverse?
    • Why should lawyers for example, even care about the metaverse?
    • New vocabulary and concepts from the metaverse.
    • What are the legal issues for influencers in the metaverse? How do you deal with the concept of ownership in the metaverse? Who owns the content of the metaverse?
    • What are the trademark and IP issues in the metaverse?
    • What are the product liability issues in the metaverse?
    • What’s next for the metaverse? Who will lead the charge to Web 3.0 and how soon will we get there?

    Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bit.ly/3vKCUWC

    • 48 min
    Closing The Digital Divide

    Closing The Digital Divide

    The Digital Technology Task Force explores the crisis of unequal access to digital technologies. Robert A. Marchman and Jolevette Mitchell talk about how this huge issue can hide in plain sight, and they go over some of the existing efforts to close the gap as well as existing challenges. This episode also covers some of the pitfalls that even well-intentioned reforms must be careful to avoid.

    Tune in to hear more about:

    • What is the digital divide? Who are the communities that are affected?

    • What is being done at the local, state and federal level to close the digital divide?

    • How can existing programs be expanded, and how can existing programs better work together?

    • How can reform efforts avoid the possible harms implicit in the use of many technologies?

    Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bit.ly/48wlqvo

    Related Resources

    (NYS ConnectALL) Five-Year Action Plan - Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program: https://on.ny.gov/3tCipLf

    (GAO) Broadband - National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide: https://bit.ly/3vvjfK7

    (City Bar) Support for Legislation Providing Internet Access to Individuals Living in Temporary Housing Throughout New York State: https://bit.ly/41S4eOL

    (City Bar) Help Ensure Internet Access for New Yorkers Experiencing Homelessness: https://bit.ly/3vnKhDv

    • 32 min
    What's in Your Wallet: the CFPB Goes after Digital Wallets and Payment Apps

    What's in Your Wallet: the CFPB Goes after Digital Wallets and Payment Apps

    The City Bar Task Force on Digital Technologies explores the implications of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)'s proposed rule on digital wallets and payment apps. After a review of the CFPB's authoritative reach, its enforcement authority, and its coordination with other regulatory agencies, we dig into the proposed rule – what its key provisions are, how its comment period was decided upon, and how it determines which entities will be affected. The group, which includes former senior CFPB officials, also discuss how attorneys could advise their clients about the CFPB entry into this space.

    Tune in to hear more about:

    • The role and power of the CFPB
    • The CFPB’s rulemaking, supervision and enforcement authorities
    • Implications of the CFPB's proposed rule on digital wallets and payment apps
    • Lessons from previous CFPB supervision of larger participants

    Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bityl.co/N6zc

    • 59 min
    Marybeth Peters: Renaissance Woman of Copyright

    Marybeth Peters: Renaissance Woman of Copyright

    Lawyer. Leader. Public Servant. Trailblazer. Friend.

    Marybeth Peters, the second-longest serving Register of Copyrights (1994 - 2010), died on September 29, 2022, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 83. With her passing, Register Peters left behind a lasting and far-reaching legacy in her storied 40-plus year career as a distinguished attorney, respected copyright law expert, and the director of the U.S. Copyright Office, where she helped shape and implement critical new laws, including the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act among others. In addition, Register Peters was remembered as a mentor, teacher, and friend who touched the lives of everyone around her with grace and her unforgettable laugh.

    Presented by the New York City Bar Copyright and Literary Property Committee, committee members Theodora Fleurant, a trademark attorney based in New York City, and Jose Landivar, an Associate at Coates IP, lead an unforgettable series of conversations with some of the people closest to Register Peters to look back on her life and legacy, including:

    • Shira Perlmutter, the current Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office
    • Maria Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers who formerly served as the 12th Register of Copyrights
    • Richard Dannay, Counsel at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
    • Eric Schwartz, Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, and former Acting General Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor to the Register of Copyrights
    • David Carson, current Copyright Office Claims Officer who, formerly served as head of the Copyright Policy Team in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office

    This podcast paints a fascinating portrait of a leading U.S. and international copyright law expert. It seeks to inspire listeners with lessons in leadership, courage, innovation, and dedicated public service.

    This podcast would not have been possible without the support of the U.S. Copyright Office (https://www.copyright.gov/) and audio provided by the Copyright Clearance Center.

    Photo: Courtesy of the U.S. Copyright Office.

    Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bityl.co/MvSf

    • 1 hr 29 min

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