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The Private Law of Drones

I have been writing over the last few weeks about drones and the opportunities and challenges they represent for local governments. This is the last entry in that series. One aspect of the drone problem that is particularly ripe for local level attention, and is likely to be neglected in national regulation, is how ordinary […]

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What’s Keeping Drones Out of the City

Last week I posted about the opportunities for cities to improve law enforcement effectiveness, save money, and create jobs and fun in their communities. But to do that, they need to navigate legal issues. The first challenge is how to allow safe flying. Congress mandated in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act […]

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The City’s Drone Opportunity

Drones, or unmanned aerial systems, are not just for fighting wars or terrorists. Equipped with cameras or other sensors, they can observe and record information on areas that are expensive or difficult to survey otherwise. Unlike conventional manned vehicles, which can cost $1000 an hour for a contracted helicopter company, drones are cheap. You can […]

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