I'm an American living in Bavaria and was just about to apply for my commercial license when the rules changed......... You used to have to sign a paper and pay 120 Euros every 2 years and now you just have to sign a paper!!!! It doesn't get much easier than that! And there's talk of making it like this Germany wide. I understand wanting to track drone users but don't understand how hobbyists taking pics is any different than someone taking pics for money but that is the debate, isn't it! Hopefully things get cleared up around the world in the next year..... Come see me in Bavaria!