Judge: FAA Doesn't Have Authority to Ban Drone Use


Published 03/07 2014 12:48PM

Updated 03/07 2014 12:49PM

A federal judge Thursday dismissed the FAA's case against a drone pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration had fined the pilot $10,000 for remotely operating a drone to film video for the University of Virginia Medical Center in 2011.

The judge determined the FAA doesn't have clear-cut authority to ban drone use.

The ruling is believed to be the first to address the issue.

The FAA can appeal the decision.

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