A group consisting of commercial drone operators, hobbyists, and several research universities have joined in lawsuits against the FAA’s rules about unmanned aerial vehicles. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of the Academy of Model Aeronautics which represents 170,000 model aircraft hobbyists.
The lawsuit argues that the FAA policy unfairly restricts their drone activities. The FAA has been working on commercial drone rules for several years, but final regulations will not be available for some time.
In May 2014 several news organizations including the Associated Press, the New York Times, and the Washington Post and challenged FAA authority to prohibit the press using drones in newsgathering.
They said “Newsgathering is not a ‘business purpose.’ It is a First Amendment right.”
NTSB says drone flights are subject to FAA regulations. Disappoints aerial videographers who fly quadcopters and fixed wing model aircraft.Read More
by Hal Landen This is a promotional video from Reveal Media, a company which manufactures police body cameras. Other manufacturers include Panasonic and Wolfcom. It’s Time for Police Body Cameras Body cameras also known as body worn video are typically used by law enforcement to record interactions with the public and to collect evidence at […]Read More
Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Theatrical subscription service MoviePass is dropping its monthly fee to $9.95 for all users. That is any movie (excluding IMAX and 3-D) at any theater in the system for any screening—even the opening night of a blockbuster. That includes some 36,000 screens in the U.S. which […]Read More