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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eckoner, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. eckoner

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    as you all know our elected leadership (Dinosours) have yet to come up with a solid plan to help the public understand the limits of this technology and there should without a doubt be limits/regulations we all should follow simply to insure those that dont understand wont fear......!

    Here is a great article sent to me that should spark great insightful, thought provoking, forward thinking conversation.

    We are gonna need it as there will be laws soon passed down that will effect everyone here.

    Radio-controlled drones have revolutionized the video industry. But after the United States government's use of drone technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, drones are under a huge legal and ethical microscope.

    http://www.videomaker.com/article/15795 ... mera-legal

    More useful info

    FAA on use of Drones
    http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/uas_faq/

    Study of AUV's intergrated into public airspace.
    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42940.pdf


    How some residents react to civilian UAV's
    http://americanvision.org/8835/local-dr ... 2tOsZ.dpbs

    Concerns Rise about the growing use of civilian drones
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013 ... s/2552999/

    Has your town been given the green light to spy on you with a drone?
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/f ... agency-map

    California offer Tax Exempt status fro drone manufacturers
    http://ivn.us/2013/03/05/california-leg ... companies/

    CASB15 Cali statesman looking to restrict the use of drone in CA
    http://legiscan.com/CA/text/SB15

    Civilian Drone facts every Phantom Pilot should now
    http://bestcriminaljustice.com/17-civil ... hould-know


    Your State progress on legislation
    For an up to date doc see
    http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/jus ... icles.aspx

    Alabama Passed Senate committee; legislature adjourned without further action

    Alaska Resolution adopted creating drone task force; legislature adjourned without further action
    Task force is to recommend drone policies and legislation

    Arizona Passed House; legislature adjourned without further action

    Arkansas Legislature adjourned without taking up proposed legislation

    California Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Florida Legislation enacted, goes into effect July 1, 2013.

    Georgia Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action
    Resolutions honoring the aerospace/drones industry also passed in both houses.

    Hawaii Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Idaho Legislation enacted, goes into effect July 1, 2013

    Illinois Legislation enacted, goes into effect Jan. 1 2014

    Indiana “Study group” resolution passed Senate committee; bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further
    action

    Iowa Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Kansas Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Kentucky Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action, but interim study hearing on drones held Aug. 21.

    Maine Passed both chambers, VETOED by governor

    Maryland Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Massachusetts Introduced

    Michigan Introduced

    Minnesota Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Missouri Passed House; legislature adjourned without further action

    Montana Legislation enacted, goes into effect Oct. 1, 2013

    Nebraska Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Nevada Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    New Hampshire Dead for this year Passed House committee; tabled in House.

    New Jersey Passed Senate

    New Mexico Died in committee

    New York Introduced

    North Carolina Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    North Dakota Dead for this year Passed House, defeated in Senate.

    Ohio Introduced

    Oklahoma Dead for this year Bill held over until next session; interim study hearing on drone privacy issues to be held Sept. 26

    Oregon Legislation enacted

    Pennsylvania Introduced

    Rhode Island Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    South Carolina Passed House Committee; legislature adjourned without further action

    Tennessee Legislation enacted, goes into effect July 1

    Texas Legislation enacted, goes into effect Sept. 1

    Vermont Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Virginia Legislation enacted, goes into effect July 1, 2013.

    Washington Not brought up for full House vote before deadline, so dead for this session.

    West Virginia Bill introduced; legislature adjourned without further action

    Wyoming Died in committee
     
  2. marcus_canada

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    Is it only me who is sick to death of Paranoia exhibited by "certain" countries? For goodness sake, big brother is watching us every minute of every day and THEY are the ones getting twitchy about model aircraft now?

    I find myself longing more and more for an outbreak of normality these days.

    No doubt a whole raft of laws will be issued at some point written by cretins who have Zero, or less, understanding about any aspect of the hobby.

    To me it's a model aircraft not entirely dissimilar to a modern model helicopter (Which you can also make autonomously capable of waypoint navigation). Call it a drone and all the morons immediately start thinking of a 300lb supersonic death machine, there's no wonder the politicians are keen to protect the great unwashed public from this latest fear, cheap votes.
     
  3. eckoner

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    You make too much sense! No soup for you lol
     
  4. cvant

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    The drone industry industry is growing by leaps and bounds and is experiencing a shortage of drone pilots. Guess where drone pilots come from? I think that the Quadcopter market just needs to figure out how to wrap a flag around their "hobby" and realize that the government really can use a few of us. (not me though,I am busy)

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/48597497/ns/u ... fbvr8u9KSM
     
  5. offcamber

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    The simple solution is to ignore the laws. This country (US) has passed far too many laws that are unconstitutional. I choose to ignore those that are in that category so I do a lot of ignoring...
     
  6. Darrell1

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    Yup! I like you. :)

    Regarding these laws, I recently heard someone say, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission."
     
  7. eckoner

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    The Photographer's Bill of Rights is an interesting read. http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm I keep a copy with me whenever I am out photographing and now when flying my drone.

    I think that video capture is protected for the same reasons photography is; it is a form of expression.

    I also believe that every time a law prohibiting video or photography has been challenged in court, these laws have been struck down.

    I think our hobby is safe, but there may be some rough spots at first when people are forced to go to court to protect their rights.