Author Archives: Sean Lawson

Just Released! The Utah Drone Report 2016

We are happy to announce the release of The Utah Drone Report 2016: Economic, Legal, Social, and Technological Trends. This report is the result of a semester-long project conducted by students in HONOR 3374, Drones and Society, in the Honors College at the University of Utah. The report describes the emerging drone industry in Utah and places it […]

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Ethics and Privacy of Private Drone Use

By Ben Anderson In the United States, there has always been a tug of war between protection of privacy and investigation rights of law enforcement and similar government agencies. With drones becoming more and more popular as a tech used both by private citizens and, more recently law enforcement, there are new areas in which […]

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Drone Fear and the FAA Ban on Model Aircraft Near Stadiums

On October 27, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that bans the use of “unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft” near stadiums. The move comes in the wake of a number of reports worldwide, including within the United States, of “drone” use at sporting events. Though these incidents […]

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