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Filming Commercial Video with a Drone? Knows These Federal & State Laws

FILMING COMMERCIAL VIDEO WITH A DRONE? KNOW THESE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION'S REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS As of February 19, 2016, all drone owners must be registered with the FAA before they can fly. You can register at for $5. Registrants must provide their name, home address and email address. FAXXXX XX XX Flying unregistered is subject to civil penalties of up to $27,500, and criminal penalties of up to $250,00o and three years in prison. Each drone must display its unique registration number, which the FAA will issue. Your drone cannot weigh more than 55 pounds. Anything heavier requires a different registration process. WHERE YOU CANNOT FLY ACCORDING TO FEDERAL LAW AND FAA GUIDANCE, HERE IS WHERE YOU CANNOT FLY YOUR DRONE Over national parks Over emergency response efforts Over military bases Over stadiums or sporting events In airspace higher Within 25 feet of than 400 feet Within 5 miles of another person airports without prior authorization The FAA also requires registrants to agree not to fly faster than 100 MPH, not to let the drone outside of your line of sight, and not to fly while under the influence. COMMERCIAL DRONES SPECIAL RULES FOR PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGRAPHERS If you are shooting video for a client purposes, you need to apply for a Section 333 Exemption with the FAA. This is in addition to registering yourself as a drone operator. any commercial You should file for this exemption 120 days before you plan to film. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 Since September 2014, the FAA has granted The exemption request is available at about 88% of the Section 333 Exemption requests it has received. IMPORTANT STATE AND CITY LAWS TO KNOW (7 3 IN ARKANSAS IN CALIFORNIA IN FLORIDA you cannot photograph or shoot video of you cannot fly a drone into the airspace above someone's private property to capture an image or recording without permission. you cannot use a drone to capture images of private property or someone on that property if they have "a reasonable expectation of privacy." "critical infrastructure" without consent. IN MISSISSIPPI IN TENNESSEE IN TEXAS you cannot use a drone to capture images of certain open air anyone older than 21 using a drone for "peeping tom activities" can face a fine of $5,000 and 5 years in prison. legal aerial drone photography is restricted to certain professionals, and even then only if individuals captured in those images cannot be identified. events and fireworks displays. You also cannot fly a drone over a correctional facility. IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS IN NEW YORK CITY IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA you cannot fly a drone between the hours of 8 lawmakers are considering legislation tha require drone owners to register their drones with the state's Department of Transportation. Owners would also have to buy you cannot fly drones over city parks. would p.m. and 8 a.m., nor can you fly over property you don't own. insurance for their drones. SOURCES,2817,2491507,00.asp DISCLAIMER The information contained in this infographic is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by, and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of Through you are able to link to other websites that are not under the control of We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The indlusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation endorse the views expressed within them. CREATED BY ALLDIGITAL, INC. alldigital www.ALLDIGITAL.COM 6 Hughes Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92618 Toll Free: +1-888-753-5322 Phone: +1-949-250-0701 ::::

Filming Commercial Video with a Drone? Knows These Federal & State Laws

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