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Wed, May 24

No registration required: Federal appeals court cancels drone registration rule

In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the so-called Registration Rule, requiring hobbyists to register their recreational drones with the agency. Last Friday, the US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, determined that the FAA’s Registration Rule is unlawful as it applies to model aircraft.

Dr. Michael Clamann, SciPol’s lead editor on Robotics & AI, covers the story and the public reaction to the change over at