Between the FAA v Pirker case, the clear-as-mud status of commercial drone use in the United States, and anticipated small drone rules that somehow keep retreating beyond the horizon, the time seems ripe for a discussion specifically on the state of drone law.
Southwestern Law School has noted the legal and regulatory climate surrounding unmanned aircraft systems in the US and organized a conference for Friday, Feb. 7, in Los Angeles.
The conference, titled Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: The Legal and Regulatory Issues, will include notable experts in law and UAS such as Nabiha Syed, Attorney at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz; Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press
Photographers Association; Professor David Goldberg of Southwestern Law School; and Theodore J. Wierzbanowski, Chair of ASTM F38 UAS Standards Committee.
Southwestern Professor Michael Scott, a co-chair of the conference, noted on the conference website that behind tourism, media and aerospace are California's largest industries.