Techdirt Podcast Episode 113: Will Regulations Ground Drone Innovation?

from the flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants dept

The rise of drones in both the personal and commercial spheres has happened with stunning speed, and it has created a whole bunch of hard-to-answer regulatory questions. This week we’re joined by Notifleet’s Siggi Hindrichs to discuss the current state and future of drone regulation by the FAA.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: Re: Isn't the FAA outside its jurisdiction?

Don’t worry friend… the US government has dispensed with following the law. The constitution has already had every last portion of it ignored, so there is just exactly no chance that they will be concerned with any other law of lesser import.

So you need to comply or we show the world your internet history to discredit you and if we have to… install some CP directly on your computer so we can just go ahead an make the world think you are a shit-stain of a human and laugh with glee as your support fades to nothing.

By the way? How do you take your strip searches? With rusty tongs or stand paper gloves? We look forward to serving our future prisoners… ahem clientele.

Jason says:

Re: Re: Re: Isn't the FAA outside its jurisdiction?

I guess that’s a matter of opinion. Different use cases (e.g., business or pleasure) have different constraints, pressures, even motivations, all of which impact other aspects of the process.

I’m not arguing that there aren’t ways to improve or streamline the way things are currently set up, but I don’t think that it’s necessarily wrong to have those kinds of regulatory distinctions.

Abolish Copyright says:

Re: Eagles attacking drones

Cool story. Included in it is this statement from mine surveyor Rick Steven:

"People couldn’t believe I was able to get such a good photo of an eagle airborne, but I didn’t … another eagle took that photo."

Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from claiming copyright on it.

Abolish copyright.

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