Drones & Drone Law

Many Home Insurers Exclude Drone Coverage

The Telegraph:  “Home insurers rush to exclude drones as Christmas sees popularity soar.  Canny underwriters have foreseen the risk of drones falling into the hands of ‘amateurs, fools and children’ Home insurers are rushing to exclude drones from their policies as experts warn that even those who buy them as gifts for others could be liable…

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FAA Announces Drone Registration Rules

The FAA issued the following press release on December 14, 2015: “If you own a drone, you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry. A federal law effective December 21, 2015 requires unmanned aircraft registration, and you are subject to civil and criminal penalties if you do not register….

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, Passes Drone Ordinance

The town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, passed the first drone ordinance of any Arizona city.  The city’s press release states: “The Paradise Valley Town Council adopted an ordinance on December 3, 2015 regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or drones).  The ordinance was drafted in response to resident concerns regarding public safety and privacy. …

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Drone Policy Abuzz in Washington

Roll Call:  “An army of small drones are heading for the national airspace this holiday season . . . . The flood of new aircraft — and new pilots — is expected as federal officials are preparing to tighten their grip on drone fliers. The Federal Aviation Administration said in October it would require registration…

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Self-defense Against Overflying Drones

The Volokh Conspiracy:  “Scarcely a week goes by without a story in the news about drones, whether it is a Senator finding a drone peering in her window, or a small town in Colorado discussing whether to offer drone-hunting licenses (in the end they voted not to). The fear that a drone may be watching you…