Category: Legal


8 Most Influential People in Drones

8 Most Influential People in Drones

The drone industry is on the rise. In a recent publication on the impact of UAVs in the U.S., the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) reports that within 3 years of commercial drones being...

President Obama Cares About Drones

President Obama Cares About Drones

President Barack Obama intends to put forth an executive order to create guidelines for privacy for commercial drones in the United States, according to Politico.com. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration would be charged...

Drone Advertising Company Flies in Face of FAA

Drone Advertising Company Flies in Face of FAA

A Philadelphia-based drone company is charging $50,000 to fly advertising banners using octocopters. Despite the FAA’s UAV policy that any commercial drone use is illegal, the company, DroneCast maintains that FAA’s policies are not enforceable...

Ireland is Outpacing US on Commercial Drones

Ireland is Outpacing US on Commercial Drones

Ireland is outpacing the United States in moving forward on commercial drone usage. The Irish Times reports that 22 permits have been issued to date for purposes of using remotely piloted aircraft in filming, photography...

State Parks Now Banning Drones

State Parks Now Banning Drones

As was signed in June, the National Park Service has started to enforce their ban on unmanned vehicles. Now, some states are following the federal agency’s lead. CNET reports: Bighorn sheep run from a...

Amazon Will Likely Move Drone R&D Out of US

Amazon Will Likely Move Drone R&D Out of US

Amazon continues to shake up the commercial drone industry. With their recent request for permission from the FAA to conduct outdoor drone delivery testing, they proved they are serious about Amazon Prime Air. Dead...

Drone Lovers: Time to Speak Up About FAA Rules!

Drone Lovers: Time to Speak Up About FAA Rules!

Users of consumer drones and model aircraft aren’t afraid to share their ideas and imagery in social media. Surprisingly though, these users have been largely silent when it comes to protecting their hobby from...

How FAA is Dragging Out Pirker Drone Case

How FAA is Dragging Out Pirker Drone Case

The Federal Aviation Administration’s ability to regulate flying drones is at stake in a case before an appeals board that typically investigates transportation accidents. The Pirker drone case began when the FAA fined Raphael...