Will Federal Preemption Push Drone Journalism to New Heights? State, Municipal Regulations Suspect Following Singer v. City of Newton

April 1, 2019

Reprinted with permission from Communications Lawyer, Spring 2019

For more than two years, journalists who hold appropriate federal certification have been able to lawfully capture amazing video footage and still images with aerial cameras from unique points of view. The federal rule finalized at the end of summer 2016, which now permits the "commercial" use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or, as they are commonly referred to, "drones"), launched an entire fleet of drone journalists. Read More

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