Drone Registration Requirements Reinstated

Changes in the newly passed National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Trump on Dec. 12, 2017 will affect those who receive drones as gifts this holiday season. According to new regulations in the NDAA, all drone owners now are required to register their unmanned aircraft systems with the Federal Aviation Administration. This reinstates a requirement that the FAA had … Read More

US Law: Commercial vs. Recreational Use of Drones

In a post last Fall, I demonstrated the capabilities of my inexpensive drone and suggested that an imaginative attorney could find lots of ways to use such a drone in a law practice. I did not, however, address the legalities of using private drones for commercial purposes.  For now, it is an open question whether the commercial use of drones … Read More