Drone law goes down, and now hobbyists don’t have to register

July 13, 2017 8:00 pm

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Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated. 

A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their non-commercial drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

SEE ALSO: Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of drone user John Taylor, who filed an initial petition challenging the drone registration rule back in 2015, just days after the FAA’s drone registry went live in December of that year. 

The rule required drone hobbyists to pay a $ 5 fee to register their drone with the FAA’s website.  Read more…

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