Knowing the Law is Your Responsibility
It is your responsibility to know all of the laws and rules that apply to sUAVs, even if they change. The following websites are the best source for the most current laws, rules, and guidelines:
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS page
- Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
- B4UFLY App (FAA)
In addition to the FAA, there other governmental and private entities at different levels that may seek to regulate the use of sUAVs. For you locally, this could include your state, county, or city government, cities, private property owners, and perhaps even homeowner's associations. It is your responsibility to research any possible local regulations regarding sUAV operation in your area.
Furthermore, regulations are often subject to change. And, it is possible that some entities might seek to create and enforce regulations that are at odds with each other. It's presently a dynamic situation, and it is a very interesting time to observe and even participate in the conversation as our society adapts to the use of new technologies. Several lawyers and law groups have blogs that chronicle and comment on the process; here are a few (the links are not a Parallax endorsement!) :
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