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Drone Photography—The FAA’s Attempts to Regulate, and an ASMP Member’s Response

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For a few years now, ASMP has been tracking the laws and regulations related to drone photography and videography. Recently, one company in particular had been at odds with the FAA about certain classifications. SkyPan International was founded in 1988 by president Mark Segal. Segal is a long-time member of ASMP, but as a general member and in leadership, his company uses drone technology to capture aerial panoramic photography above private property in urban areas…

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New Federal Rules Would Let Drones Fly at Night and Over Crowds

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Cross-posted from Ars Technica [by Timothy B. Lee] The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Monday to relax rules governing commercial drone operations. Since 2016, the FAA has allowed the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles weighing less than 55 pounds under certain limited circumstances. New rules proposed this week would relax two of the restrictions in the 2016 rules: drones will now be allowed to operate at night, and they’ll be able to operate over people….

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Drone Journalism’s Battle for Airspace

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          Editor’s Note: As drones have become commonplace, the laws governing them have not always kept pace. While the FAA has – for the moment – developed regulations, local, state, county, and city regulations do not always agree. Photojournalists are at the center, and forefront, of drone use, and, typically, best practices.  Cross-posted from cjr.org [By Travis Fox] The images, taken by photographer Josh Haner from about 135 feet above the…

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Five Lessons Learned about the Drone Part of Drone Journalism

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Image © Shutterstock Editor’s Note: Drones are still a new technology, and while more operators are licensed all the time, it is critical to use a checklist to insure every flight ends as it should, with the drone safely on the ground where it was planned to be. Poynter has re-published a piece from the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, part of the respected Missouri School of Journalism laying out the five steps they recommend enacting every…

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The 2018 Drone Journalism Forecast

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Editor’s Note: The Poynter Institute, which produces high-quality news and analysis of the media business, particularly journalism, has just published an authoritative – and readable! – article about the immediate future of drone journalism.  Interviewed are Matt Waite, University of Nebraska Drone Journalism Lab; Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel, NPPA; and Sally French, known as “The Drone Girl”. Cross-posted from poynter.org  [by Al Tompkins] One year ago, I hoped to be able to say to you now that drone…

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Register Now for AOPA’s November 10th Drone Webinar!

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Learn More About Drone Regulations from AOPA Drones and the Legal Landscape November 10, 2017 @ 8pmET As the number of drone registrations and remote pilot certificates continue to rise, new drone pilots and experienced operators alike must navigate the FAA’s UAS regulations in Part 107 as well as an increasing number of federal, state, and local laws that apply to drones and often carry strict penalties. Join Kat Swain, Senior Director of UAS Programs, Jared…

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