Once the stuff of science fiction or restricted to military use, drone technology has gone mainstream. News reports are full of stories about how drones are being used, or misused, for commercial and recreational purposes. Let’s take a 1,000-foot view of seven key issues for lawyers to consider, to help the majority of practicing lawyers who are not FAA regulatory specialists with basic issue spotting. (It is not intended to be an authoritative primer on drone regulations or FAA practice.) We’ll also get an “in the trenches” perspective from Suffolk Construction’s general counsel, Wendy Venoit, who recently obtained FAA approval for her company’s drone use.
To read the article: Seven Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Drones in 2016