“The law hasn’t caught up with the technology,” said Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His organization, which is committed to stopping or slowing the domestic drone industry’s rapid ascent, has filed numerous requests under the Freedom of Information Act to see where drone-use certificates of authorization have been granted. In an email, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said “there were 308 COAs active as of mid-July 2012.”

Monday, September 17, 2012
The Lens