Analysis

Relaxed Rules Offer Little Clarity On Expanded Drone Flights

Law360 (January 16, 2019, 6:40 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration's loosening of restrictions on certain drone flights won't spur more drones to take to the skies until regulators draft additional rules to track and identify unmanned aircraft, ensuring the regulatory landscape will remain murky as technology continues to outpace the legal landscape, experts say.

The FAA's unveiling on Monday of highly anticipated proposed rules allowing small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, to fly over crowds of people and at night without special waivers represents the next step in the federal government's yearslong effort to establish safety and security regulations for the expanded commercial use of drones....

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