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While the federal government is taking its sweet time developing new rules and regulations for the use of domestic commercial drones, Hollywood doesn’t want to wait.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday that it would consider a petition by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to explicitly “allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time.”
The MPAA filed the petition on behalf of seven aerial photo and video production companies. One such company, Snaproll Media of Tennessee, describes its intentions in a petition to the FAA, including respecting privacy considerations.
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