Drones http://www.kunc.org en Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air? http://www.kunc.org/post/drone-wars-who-owns-air There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to fly drones — tiny unmanned aircraft — all over the country. They dream of drones delivering packages and taking photos, but there's a battle in the courts right now standing in their way. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:52:00 +0000 57180 at http://www.kunc.org Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It http://www.kunc.org/post/are-filmmakers-using-drones-illegally-looks-it It is illegal in the U.S. to operate a drone for cash. That's the position of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/05/309746615/faa-head-safety-privacy-concerns-abound-in-regulating-drones">the Federal Aviation Administration</a> — which is in charge of protecting air space. But at least one industry has decided that it doesn't care and it's going to put drones to work anyway: the film industry.<p><strong>Drone </strong><strong>Startups</strong><strong> Hit Hollywood</strong><p>It's 4:45 a.m. in Southern California, but Jeff Blank is used to starting this early. Fri, 16 May 2014 11:58:00 +0000 56593 at http://www.kunc.org Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints http://www.kunc.org/post/drones-fly-cities-and-yards-so-do-complaints The price of drones is dropping — a decent one could cost you $300 — but the reality of the devices flying around cities and neighborhoods doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans.<p>Are they just paranoid?<p>Three months ago, when Michael Kirschner and his wife purchased a new condo in San Francisco, they were not concerned about drones. Mon, 12 May 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 56440 at http://www.kunc.org As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints Keeping Robots In Line With The Law http://www.kunc.org/post/keeping-robots-line-law Dozens of experts in law, technology and policy gathered at the University of Miami this weekend to think about one thing: robots.<p>The goal of the annual <a href="http://robots.law.miami.edu/2014/">We Robot conference</a> is to get the makers and the thinkers in the same room to look ahead.<p>Event founder Michael Froomkin, a law professor at the university, has spent most of his career working on Internet law. He says he's seen technology outpace the law countless times.<p>"You design stuff to make it work and you don't think a lot about the legal and social consequences," says Froomkin. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:59:00 +0000 55236 at http://www.kunc.org Drones Will Not Be Hunted In Colorado Town http://www.kunc.org/post/drones-will-not-be-hunted-colorado-town You won't be able to fire away at government drones — if any were to fly by — in Deer Trail, Colo.<p>A proposal to issue $25 drone hunting licenses was rejected Tuesday by voters in the little town about 55 miles east of Denver.<p>"Of the town's 348 registered voters, 181 cast a ballot," <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25469117/drone-hunting-measure-being-voted-tuesday" target="_blank"><em>The Denver Post</em> reports</a>, and "73 percent voted against the measure, which had gained national attention" (<a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25469117/drone-hunting-measure-being-v Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 55113 at http://www.kunc.org Drones Will Not Be Hunted In Colorado Town