Drone Setback May Spur Faster FAA Regulation

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration's legal loss in an attempt to fine a small-drone operator spotlights the regulatory vacuum that exists for commercial drones, and experts expect that the legal battle will spur the agency to quickly patch up the hole in its safety regulations.

The FAA suffered a setback in its efforts to regulate small unmanned aircraft after National Transportation Safety Board Judge Patrick G. Geraghty dismissed a $10,000 fine against a commercial photographer, Raphael Pirker, who used a modified model aircraft to photograph the University...
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