November 2014

NTSB Rules for FAA in Huerta v. Pirker: What’s Next for News Drones?

MLRC MediaLawLetter
Christine N. Walz
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently overturned an administrative ruling in favor of an aerial photographer. This ruling upheld the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) determination that drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), are aircraft subject to federal regulation. This article examines the ruling in Huerta v. Pirker and the implications it holds in First Amendment considerations.

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