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White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.

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Drone users: May I see your license, please?

By Brad Boyd Special to the Wisconsin Law Journal Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned-aircraft industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of drones and similar devices to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty levied for improper drone use, together with the FAA’s expected ...

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Report cites 241 close encounters between pilots, drones

There have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and manned aircraft that meet the government's definition of a near midair collision, including 28 in which pilots maneuvered to get out of the way, according to a report released Friday.

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Drone practices not up in the air, yet

Until the Federal Aviation Administration releases regulations, unmanned aerial vehicles — more commonly called drones — won’t be sharing the same space as planes. But some attorneys are preparing for the day when drones will be as routine a tool for everyday business as a smartphone.

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