[Video] Introduction to the FDA & Health Working Group

David A. Hyman is the Chairman of RTP’s FDA & Health working group and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center. In this short video, he explains how the classic Goldilocks problem applies to the regulation of food, medicines, and medical devices, and how this working group looks at these issues to “make sure we’re at the just right level of regulation.”

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[Fourth Branch] How the FAA Defines a Common Carrier

How has common carriage traditionally been defined? How has this definition changed over time? Christopher Koopman, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, discusses these important questions.

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[Fourth Branch] Collaborative Acceleration of Regulation and Innovation

Gregory S. McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University, and Co-Founder, AirMap, acknowledges that “almost every industry has to have some D.C. touchpoint.” In this video, he discusses “collaborative acceleration” and what it means in practice for both innovators and government agencies.

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[Video] Introduction to the Intellectual Property Working Group

Adam Mossoff is the Chairman of RTP’s Intellectual Property working group and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School. In this short video, he explains the need for a working group whose goal it is “to study the legal institutions and rules that form the foundation of the creative industries and innovation industries.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Energy & Environment Working Group

Jeffrey Holmstead is the Chairman of RTP’s Energy & Environment working group and Partner, Bracewell LLP. In this short video, he states that, by regulating in smarter ways, “we can make faster progress when it comes to improving air quality and water quality, and we can do so in a way that is less burdensome for American companies, for American consumers, and for American workers.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Regulatory Process Working Group

Susan Dudley is the Chairman of RTP’s Regulatory Process working group and Director, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. In this short video, she explains the need for a working group dedicated to exploring how regulations are created and maintained.

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[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: Exploring Common Carriage and Expense Sharing

The legal fate of Flytenow, a ridesharing platform for small planes, was sealed by the FAA’s determination that it acted as a common carrier despite Flytenow’s claim that it was engaged in permissible expense sharing. What are common carriage and expense sharing? A variety of experts discuss the legal aspects of the Flytenow case.

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[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: Flytenow and the FAA

Flytenow, founded by Alan Guichard and Matt Voska, was a ridesharing platform for small planes. Hailed as the “Uber of the Sky,” Flytenow aimed to serve as an online bulletin board to connect pilots of small planes with those willing to offset the pilots’ costs. However, the FAA deemed the online nature of Flytenow to be impermissible and Flytenow was unable to take flight. Learn the story of Flytenow in this Fourth Branch video.

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[Video] Introduction to the Antitrust & Consumer Protection Working Group

Joshua D. Wright is the Chairman of RTP’s Antitrust & Consumer Protection working group and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute. In this short video, he explains how the Antitrust & Consumer Protection working group looks at ways to improve the performance of regulatory bodies that focus on consumer protection and antitrust regulations, so as to “offer a better rate of return for consumers and get rid of some of the burdensome regulations that result in higher prices.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Cyber & Privacy Working Group

Matthew Heiman, Chairman of RTP’s Cyber & Privacy working group and Vice President, Corporate Secretary, & Associate General Counsel at Johnson Controls, discusses the Cyber & Privacy working group and its focus on regulations that impact the Internet and the “innovation economy.”

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