Jim Dunstan is a practicing telecommunications, information technology, and outer space attorney, and founder of Mobius Legal Group, PLLC. Jim has been in private practice for over 25 years, and has been involved in cutting edge technologies since the early 1980s.
He was part of the litigation team that secured the first cellular radio licenses from the FCC in 1984, wrote the end user license agreement for the first commercially successful electronic mail system in 1983, and helped overturn the FCC's Fairness Doctrine in 1989. Jim provided legal counsel to the "fathers" of the Internet as the world wide web developed in the late 1980s. In outer space, Jim drafted and negotiated the lease for the Russian space station Mir, and provided legal counsel for the first television commercial shot aboard the International Space Station.
A noted authority on computer gaming law, he helped litigate the first "virtual property" case in 2003, and has worked with computer game companies to assist with the development of effective End User License Agreements, complying with Federal requirements (e.g., COPPA and CALEA), and other privacy and contract issues. An avid technologist, Mr. Dunstan has created a number of multimedia computer programs, including most of the coding for Lunar Eclipse Software's CD-ROMs Return to the Moon and Mission: Planet Earth, as well as writing the motion code for the first PC-based motion-based video arcade game, New Luna's Lunar Defense. He worked with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 1997 as the lead programmer in a project to demonstrate real-time remote "telepresence," by bringing back video and motion data from a robot in the Chilean desert and feeding it realtime into a motion platform system at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. He has designed dozens of user interfaces to allow non-scientists to interact with and control remote robots.