Drone Journalism Resource Page

FIrstBlogImageIt’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and unfortunately it’s not Superman either. So what is this small white device with propellers? It’s a drone, and in the next few years, drones just like this one might be whizzing over your head doing everything from taking pictures to delivering a late night pizza.

News companies might use drones to film crime scenes, natural disasters, or police chases. Amazon says it wants to use drones for deliveries. With the cheapest drones costing a little less than $300, soon even your nosey neighbor down the street might be able to buy a drone to keep up on the latest gossip and sell it to TMZ. But should commercial drones by journalists or other civilians be legal? It’s a topic that is being debated in courts and by legal scholars and journalists across the country.

To help bring some clarity to these questions, we thought it would be helpful to have a one stop shop for all you need to know about drones and the law.  Accordingly, we created new page on Drone Journalism and the Law in our media law resources section.  The page categorizes the resources by issues you might want to learn about, has relevant Tweets and news stories on the side bar, and will continue to be updated as the law changes and develops. Please let us know if we’ve missed something.

(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user PleClown pursuant to a Creative Commons CC by 2.0 license)

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4 Responses to Drone Journalism Resource Page

  1. Spencer November 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Hello,

    I noticed that some of your links were broken (specifically “amazon, news companies, and cheapest drone”) – You can find some new and helpful information at http://www.thedronegear.com/drone-business-ideas/ if you’re interested!

    Thanks,
    Spencer

  2. Lilas April 1, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Cet exemple original illustre bien l’attrait des drones pour enfant à des fin autres que ludiques.

  3. TFV August 10, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    Thanks for the resources … I bookmarked it. Companies that sell drones should send a booklet to everyone who makes a purchase about the relevant local laws governing use of these craft as well. Not many people who buy quads and other multi-rotors seem to know much about these laws. And many do not even know such laws exist.

  4. Ky/e July 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    Great idea, way to be ahead of the drone trend! These quadcopters will definitely revolutionize news

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