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What Do I Need to Know Before Using a Drone in My Business?

Drones can be excellent tools for many businesses, they can be cost efficient and time saving ways to expand or enhance services a company can offer. Before using a drone for business purposes, it is important to be familiar with FAA regulations for drones. In general, businesses may lawfully operate drones under a 333 exemption […]

What Happens If I Don’t Comply with FAA Drone Regulations?

By now, most of us involved in the drone industry know that all drones have to be registered with the FAA before they are flown. But what are the consequences for the drone operators that choose to not follow the rules? For those few rogue operators, criminal penalties including fines up to $250,000 and three […]

What to Know Before Buying a Drone as a Christmas Gift

Drones will be showing up under Christmas trees this year to the delight of many. Before taking the drone outside, you should know that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considers these gift aircraft under their jurisdiction. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that you need a pilot’s license, at least not if you are only using […]

France Works Hard to Put out Drone Laws

While many countries haven’t caught up to the United States when it comes to legislation around drones, many countries are now hard at work coming up with their own laws around the devices, including France. French legislators have a long list of drone-based laws they are about to release, and the new laws could seriously […]

New Laws Make Agricultural Drone Use More Difficult

Farmers have been using drones since they first came out, but recent legislation in the United States is making it more  difficult for these farmers to make use of the drones that they might already own. New laws increase the restrictions on farmers, and also require them to go through a licensing process and to […]

US Drone Laws are Changing Fast: Try to Keep up

Drones are all over the United States, and they are becoming more popular each and every year. That’s exactly why legislators are working so hard to come up with effective laws to protect privacy, keep aircraft safe and allow businesses to make full use of this amazing technology. A lot of changes have happened in […]

Minnesota Man Fined $55,000 for Flying Drones Inappropriately

Flying drones around has now become a scary action that could result in pretty serious fines when you do so in the United States, or at least that’s how it seems from one man’s recent experience. He was doing his friend a favor and taking some aerial photos of an event, and is now being […]

Widerman Malek, PL Goes to InterDrone

Widerman Malek, PL’s law firm was well represented at The International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7- 9th. Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drone law group provided a table and information for attendees. The table was manned by Managing Partner, Attorney Mark Malek, Attorney Kelly Swartz and Attorney Ed Kinberg. Attorneys […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Present CLE on Unmanned Vehicle Systems to the Brevard Bar Association

Attorneys Kelly Swartz and Ed Kinberg, founders of the Unmanned Systems Group at Widerman Malek, presented a CLE to local attorneys with the Brevard Bar Association on “Drone/Quadcopter Recreational and Commercial Use: What You Need to Know.” This CLE was held on August 25th at The Brevard Law Library. Issues discussed were Liability, Best Practices, […]

SCWID Hosted a Panel Discussion on Unmanned Vehicles – Drones

On August 24th, Space Coast Women in Defense hosted a panel discussion on, “Unmanned Vehicles – Drones and the Impact on You and Your Business.” Attorneys Ed Kinberg and Kelly Swartz participated on the panel. Kelly Swartz, an Intellectual Property attorney, is the Director of Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Systems Group, and Ed Kinberg is an […]

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