1) As new technologies are implemented, often without informing us or obtaining our permission, how many times have we asked ourselves, is this legal? How can “they” be allowed to do this? This series could help us find out what our legal rights might in — at least provide questions we can ask here in Canada.
Is this legal?
“Please join us for an informative and provocative webinar series regarding new technologies and the law, starting July 14th.
The tech industry moves quickly. The wheels of government move slowly. So it’s not surprising that we find ourselves facing a number of new and unanticipated legal questions such as:
• Who regulates 5G satellites in space?
• Why is the FCC, with no health expertise, setting human exposure guidelines for radiofrequency radiation?”
And many more…
“This monthly series of legal seminars will be hosted by renowned international attorney Julian Gresser, twice Mitsubishi Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and former visiting professor at MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society. Mr. Gresser will be joined by prominent legal and technology experts to discuss these critical issues in depth.
The first webinar of the six-part series will take place next Wednesday, July 14th at 1pm Eastern time, 10 am Pacific time. The focus of the webinar will be the regulation of 5G satellites in space.
This series is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. ”
2) A letter to Greta by Miguel Coma about the proliferation of satellites and space junk littering our skies to satisfy the needs of the telecoms and people wanting faster and faster downloads of videos, etc.
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Satellite Constellations to dominate the Stars
PART I: to whom does it make sense?
“Because of increasing video demands, the telecom industry expects an exponential growth in Internet data traffic. While this trend is debated, there are actually indicators of slowdown; but mega-constellation operators would not want to bet wrong and under-size their networks. When the maximum data capacity (gigabits per second) of a satellite has been reached, more satellites must be launched. Saturation is likely to happen over densely populated areas. To reduce loads on existing satellites, more must be added….
So far, OneWeb (UK) plans the largest constellation. OneWeb has applied to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to launch 48,000 satellites. SpaceX Starlink (USA) plans 42,000 satellites. CASC GW (China) plans 13,000, and Amazon Kuiper (USA) aims for 3,000. Plans for other constellations remain smaller, so far. We can expect a total of more than 100,000 low-orbiting satellites! This is nine times the amount of objects ever launched into space in 64 years, and 40 times the current number of 2600 LEO satellites.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius