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The future of drones is now, even if the law is a bit in limbo

Jessica Knopp Cunning is an associate in the Vorys Akron office and a member of the litigation group. She can be reached at jkcunning@vorys.com.

Congress mandated that drones be integrated into the national airspace by Sept. 30. That date has come and gone, and Amazon still cannot deliver packages to customers by drones nor can Domino’s fly your pizza to your doorstep — absent government authorization, that is. So where does drone law currently stand, and what exactly does it encompass?

Drone defined

The more descriptive and technical term for a drone is an “unmanned aircraft system,” which is “an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.”

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