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The Fourth Law of Robotics: Don’t Miss That Spot Over There

By | August 16th, 2015|Legal News|

Waiver permits Roomba manufacturer to market new self-guided lawn mower for residential use. The kid down the street who mows your lawn may have to change her business model. Automation is coming. The Roomba automatic floor cleaner, a favorite of cats everywhere, is heading outdoors. iRobot Corporation, maker of the Roomba (and the best name … Continue Reading

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Update: Mitchell Lazarus Says Thanks … Again

By | August 6th, 2015|Legal News|

 … this time to a lot of his friends. [Blogmeister’s Note: A few months ago our colleague and friend, Mitchell Lazarus, used this space to thank an anonymous donor who provided blood stem cells to help treat his leukemia. Mitchell was in the middle of his treatment then, so his post left us all hanging: … Continue Reading

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FCC Proposes to Revamp Equipment Authorization Rules, Again

By | August 3rd, 2015|Legal News|

Changes will update policies and procedures to accommodate developing technologies. Among the FCC’s many functions is one known to a small community of technical experts – and, of course, CommLawBlog readers: the equipment authorization program. These procedures seek to ensure that devices capable of emitting radio-frequency energy comply with the FCC’s requirements as to frequency, … Continue Reading

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FCC Fine-Tunes Experimental Licensing Rules

By | July 13th, 2015|Legal News|

New changes affect radio astronomy frequencies, emergency service providers, and medical telemetry bands, among others. It doesn’t matter if you’re a technology titan, a two-man start-up in a garage, or a spare-time basement tinkerer. You can make your radio tests legal with an FCC experimental license. The cost is not high – $65 for two … Continue Reading

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Mitchell Lazarus Says Thanks

By | April 10th, 2015|Legal News|

[Blogmeister’s Note: Our colleague, collaborator, frequent CommLawBlog contributor and, most importantly, friend, Mitchell Lazarus, has asked us to post the following item. It doesn’t address any of the subjects we usually cover here, but s...

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On the 76-81 GHz Screen: More Radar, Less Amateur?

By | February 8th, 2015|Legal News|

FCC proposes increased radar uses of the band, to the possible detriment of radio astronomers and amateur radio. Just ten years ago, the upper reaches of the millimeter wave bands – the “nosebleed” spectrum – were mostly empty. ...

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