Drone Law Today

By Steven M. Hogan

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Welcome to Drone Law Today! This show dives into the fast-moving world of state and federal drone law. Drone technology is moving fast. The law is changing quickly. Our mission is to help you make sense of it all. Your host, Steve Hogan, is a Florida lawyer who has represented drone companies since 2012. Learn more at www.dronelawtoday.com
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Dec. 24, 2017
That's a wrap. The podcast is closing for good at the end of 2017. Thanks for everything.  -Steve
Dec. 4, 2017
You are doing something heroic. Make it a good story. Links for You: State Drone Law on Amazon The Horse and His Boy   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher   Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Thanks for Everything, -Steve
Nov. 6, 2017
Today we have a real treat. Professor Shawn Bayern joins us to talk about artificial intelligence “inhabiting” business organizations. The ghost in the LLC, if you will. You may recall our conversation with Matt Scherer recently, where he took issue with Bayern’s ideas on business entities without humans in them. This conversation is the “counterpoint” to that conversation, at least at one level. Then we go deeper. Way deeper. And we touch on the things that really matter in this area of law, thought, and philosophy. One warning, though: We go deep fast. And we don’t lay a lot of groundwork for the things we launch into. So if you haven’t heard our talk with Matt Scherer yet, go listen to that first. That will give you background enough to ride along on these issues. Or just jump in. Do what you feel. Links for You: Shawn Bayern’s FSU Page Bayern: Implications of Modern Business-Entity Law for the Regulation of Autonomous Systems Bayern: Bitcoins and Independently Wealthy Software Bayern: Company Law and Autonomous Systems Bayern: Dynamic Common Law and Bitcoin   Holmes: The Common Law Kurzweil: The Singularity is Near Lem: Summa Technologiae Chalmers: The Conscious Mind   Robots Are Not People, with Matt Scherer State Drone Law on Amazon   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Listen on YouTube Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Thanks for Everything, -Steve
Oct. 10, 2017
New things are happening. The first new thing is the publication of State Drone Law (Second Edition). If you’re on the mailing list, you already got a free copy. (If you’re not, sign up at www.dronelawtoday.com/book and get yours). Hard copies are up on Amazon. Leave us a review there – those five-star ratings really matter. The second new thing is that we finally have a federal preemption ruling on local drone laws. Check out the order in Singer v. City of Newton, below. The third new thing is what comes next for this podcast. You might already have a sense of where we’re going next if you’ve been paying close attention. Tune in for a preview of what 2018 may bring. Links for You: State Drone Law on Amazon Order from Singer v. City of Newton NeuraLink Article (from Wait but Why)   Listen on YouTube Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Keep on Flying, -Steve
Sept. 4, 2017
This episode was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had in my life. This was something special. Matt Scherer, the A.I. Lawyer himself, joins us again to talk about his recent blog posts on “Robotic Personhood.” Here’s the set-up: A well-regarded law professor, Shawn Bayern, published a law review article arguing that it is possible under current limited liability company (“LLC”) laws to create a legal entity (an LLC) that was completely run and occupied by an Artificial Intelligence system. Essentially, Bayern’s argument was that you could create an “A.I. Person” under the current laws, in that you could have a legal entity operating without any human involved. That’s an “out there” concept. Matt disagreed with Bayern’s arguments. He laid out his counter-arguments in a series of blog posts, linked down below, that “go deep” into the statutory analysis. So we get into that a little bit. But the bigger conversation we started having was about the bigger concept of A.I. personhood. How do you even think about that? Why should you care?  Well, you should care. This may be the biggest legal question our society has ever faced.   If you know me by now, Drone Law Nation, you know that I play it straight with you. This time is no different. I really think that this issue is a big freaking deal. It’s something we have to talk about. This episode records our attempt to do just that. To talk about things that are hard to even describe. Listen in. And think about what’s next.   Drone Law Nation is the Best. Drone Law Nation, you are THE BEST. Thank to everyone who has clicked the “Support” link at www.dronelawtoday.com/support before doing your Amazon shopping. It costs you nothing extra, and a few pennies are thrown back our way. Thank you for your support.   Links for You: Matt Scherer’s Law Firm Contact Information AI Personhood Blog Post Part 1 AI Personhood Blog Post Part 2 AI Personhood Blog Post Part 3 Professor Bayern’s Article Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – The Common Law Our first interview with Matt Our first “AI” episode Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Keep on Flying, -Steve  
Aug. 7, 2017
Brian Wynne is working for you every day, whether you know it or not. As President and CEO of AUVSI, the leading trade organization for the drone industry, Mr. Wynne is working to make the world safe for drones as the federal, state, and international levels. If you are not yet familiar with Mr. Wynne, here is an abbreviated biography: Brian Wynne is president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. AUVSI represents more than 7,000 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. Wynne brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained through leadership roles with industry associations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. Wynne is a member of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), a group of key decision-makers formed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the safe introduction of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. He is also a member of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), which is comprised of stakeholders from government and the aviation industry that gather and analyze data to enhance UAS safety and operations. He also served on the FAA’s UAS Registration and Micro UAS task forces. For more than 20 years, Wynne has been an instrument-rated, general aviation pilot, and recently received a commercial pilot certificate. He flies a Socata Trinidad. Tune in for Mr. Wynne’s perspective on drone law and policy, here in 2017.   You are all so awesome. Drone Law Nation, you are all so awesome. Thank to everyone who has clicked the “Support” link at www.dronelawtoday.com/support before doing your Amazon shopping. It costs you nothing extra, and a few pennies are thrown back our way. Enough of you have done this that we have covered two months of hosting fees. That’s huge, because it’s an indication that this podcast can be self-sustaining. If it is, then we can continue for as long as the audience is there. As long as you are there, Drone Law Nation. Thank you all for your support. Links for You: AUVSI Website: www.auvsi.org Fighting For Our Future: Our talk with Tom McMahon of AUVSI Brent Klavon: President of the AUVSI Florida Peninsula Chapter Telling Better Stories Fighting to Win   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Listen on YouTube  Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Keep on Flying, -Steve
July 3, 2017
Do you know The Drone Analyst, Colin Snow? Are you reading his reports? If you aren’t, get ready: your world is about to change. Mr. Snow has been putting out top-quality research on the commercial drone industry since 2012. We had an opportunity to have him on the podcast to share his insight into what’s going on in the industry now, and where we might be headed in the future. As a matter of background, here is Mr. Snow’s abbreviated biography – this guy is for real: Colin Snow is CEO and Founder of Skylogic Research, LLC and operates under the brand Drone Analyst®. Colin is a 25 year technology industry veteran with a background in market research, enterprise software, electronics, digital imaging, and mobility. His experience includes aerial photography as well as making, programming, and piloting remote control aircraft. Colin holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and is a member of all major UAS industry groups including: AUVSI, RCAPA, and AMA. Skylogic Research is a research, content, and advisory services firm supporting all participants in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. We help you make critical investment decisions with confidence by providing research-based insights on the commercial drone markets. Our focus is on the needs of three constituents: Manufacturers, suppliers, and business service providers – who need research and insight into buyer needs Buyers of UAS technology and services – to help inform their acquisition decisions Investors – who need to distinguish technical and market viability This focus, plus research as a foundation and reach into a community of more than 90,000 business executives and innovators through social media and media partnerships, allows us to deliver a high-value, low-risk method for achieving optimal understanding. Tune in for all that and more! Thank you again, so very much Drone Law Nation! You are too much! Thank to everyone who has clicked the “Support” link at www.dronelawtoday.com/support before doing your Amazon shopping. It costs you nothing extra, and a few pennies are thrown back our way. Enough of you have done this that we have covered two months of hosting fees. That’s huge, because it’s an indication that this podcast can be self-sustaining. If it is, then we can continue for as long as the audience is there. As long as you are there, Drone Law Nation. Thank you all for your support. Links for You: Drone Analyst Website: www.droneanalyst.com Drone Analyst Twitter: @droneanalyst   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Keep on Flying, -Steve
June 5, 2017
Drone Law Nation, there’s never a dull moment in the drone law world, is there? A huge decision was handed down last month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In the case of Taylor v. FAA, the Court held that the FAA’s drone registration requirement for hobbyists was illegal. When I say illegal, I mean that it went against Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. That was a law passed by Congress and signed by the President. In our governmental system, a federal agency cannot do things that are banned by a federal statute. And that is what the Court held that the drone registration system did – it went against the text of the statute that prevented FAA regulation of model aircraft. Today’s episode is a talk with John Taylor, the plaintiff in the case. Joining us is the (ever amazing) Jonathan Rupprecht, who you will know from prior episodes. Jonathan helped Mr. Taylor with the case. This talk is an “inside view” of how the litigation went down. We also get into the “details” of what the Court did and why it made its decision. Join us in reliving this important part of the history of U.S. drone law.   A Note About Support Thank you to everyone that has clicked the “Support” link at www.dronelawtoday.com/support before doing your Amazon shopping. It costs you nothing extra, and a few pennies are thrown back our way. Enough of you have done this that we have covered two months of hosting fees. That’s huge, because it’s an indication that this podcast can be self-sustaining. If it is, then we can continue for as long as the audience is there. As long as you are there, Drone Law Nation. Thank you all for your support.   Links for You: Amazon Support Link Taylor v. FAA Decision Section 336 (search for “336” in the .pdf) www.jrupprechtlaw.com Our first talk with Jonathan Rupprecht Our second talk with him Jonathan Rupprecht The Pirker Case and FAA Drone Regulation   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Keep on Flying, -Steve
April 3, 2017
When Part 107 came out last year, I wondered whether this podcast would still be useful. I wondered if it would still serve the purpose we started with – to clear up “drone law” issues that the world seemed confused about. With the FAA’s regulations on commercial use *finally* coming out last August, I thought that the misunderstandings might clear up. That the confusion might die away. That the community would have less of a need for a clear, trusted legal perspective. At least in a podcast form. Two recent events have convinced me that this resource is needed now, more than ever. They have shown me that the gray areas in drone law haven’t gone away. The confusion persists – just about different things than before. The first thing that happened was in the “Drone Slayer” case. A federal judge “dismissed” a lawsuit brought by a man who’s drone was shot down in Kentucky. The lawsuit sought a ruling from the court that drones are aircraft, just like the FAA says (but no judge has agreed with, yet), and therefore shooting down a drone is just like shooting down a Cessna. The dismissal of the lawsuit was disappointing. A real missed opportunity for the drone industry to get some clarity on this issue. But the reaction to this dismissal? That shocked me. People were actually making comments to the effect that bringing the lawsuit was legal malpractice. That’s so silly. So off the mark. Comments like that are an indication of misunderstanding. And it is those kinds of misunderstandings that we are here to clear up. The second thing that happened was news of Bard College putting out a list of local drone laws. The reactions I saw were predictable, though disappointing. The same old lines about local drone ordinances being illegal for some reason, or that the FAA’s “preemption” of local law would be automatic and easily predicted. That’s not true. Not even close. Everything out there is just shades of gray. Black and white answers don’t really exist. All of that has convinced me that this podcast is still needed. That it is still necessary to continue providing you, Drone Law Nation, with the clearest and best information possible. That’s what we are doing here today. And that’s what we will do every quarter. We will see you again in July. A Note About Support Thank you to everyone that has clicked the “Support” link at www.dronelawtoday.com/support before doing your Amazon shopping. It costs you nothing extra, and a few pennies are thrown back our way. Enough of you have done this that we have covered two months of hosting fees. That’s huge, because it’s an indication that this podcast can be self-sustaining. If it is, then we can continue for as long as the audience is there. As long as you are there, Drone Law Nation. Thank you all for your support. Links for You: Part 107 Who Owns the Air? The State Drone Law Book Amazon Support Link Don’t Shoot That Drone! Section 333 and You The Pirker Case and FAA Drone Regulation James Mackler Interview (“Government Drones” & the Boggs Case) Professor Froomkin: Self Defense Against Robots & Drones Troy Rule: Drone Zoning Paper (SSRN Download) Our brief for Angel Eyes UAV in Huerta v. Pirker Dismissal Order in the Boggs Case   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice. Learn more about our law firm, Ausley McMullen, at www.ausley.com or www.dronelawyers.com. Keep on Flying, -Steve
Feb. 20, 2017
Drone Law Nation, we’re in this for the long haul. My law firm started its work with the commercial drone industry five years ago, when the FMRA first came out. Since then, it’s been a wild ride. We’ve grown with you, and you’ve grown with us. And we appreciate you all. The mission of this podcast will always be to share the best information possible about the legal side of the drone industry. To do that, we are approaching this like a marathon. One we are running with you. Starting this month, Drone Law Today is going to a quarterly publication schedule. This will ensure that we continue to put out the best information possible over the long haul. In this episode, we talk a little about this and then jump right into your questions. You’ve sent in a lot of great questions, and we’re overdue for a “mailbag” episode. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through Amazon. Your trust and support means the world to us. We are doing everything we can to honor that trust, to honor that support, and to right “shotgun” with you as you pioneer this industry. Listen in for answers to your questions on the Skypan fine, Florida drone law, Super Bowl Drones, and much more. Thank you for being awesome. Links for you: FMRA (Search for “336”) Part 101 Part 107 14 CFR § 107.45 The Police Drones Series Who Owns the Air? The State Drone Law Book Amazon Support Link Florida’s Drone Law The Skypan Fine: Jason Koebler, Interviewed The Skypan Fine: Recode Article on the Settlement FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft   Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Listen on YouTube   Nothing in this podcast is legal advice! Please don’t make legal decisions for yourself or your business before consulting counsel of your choice.  Learn more about our law firm, Ausley McMullen, at www.ausley.com or www.dronelawyers.com.  Keep on Flying, -Steve

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