Amazon and Google win the California drone bill battle

City of Phoenix Trying to Regulate Drones
City of Phoenix Trying to Regulate Drones


With cities and states trying to regulate the usage of drones, the debate over these machines just reached an important point in California, where major companies like Amazon and Google were fighting against a bill that would have prevented the commercial use of these unmanned flying units.

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The original bill passed in August and sparked the outrage of a number of tech firms by banning drones from flying 350 feet above property without express consent of the owners. This was an extremely limiting factor that would have damaged the plans of implementing drone delivery on a large scale, but fortunately for these tech giants, the bill was just vetoed by the California's governor Jerry Brown.

The governor's reasons for the veto were the following:

"Drone technology certainly raises novel issues that merit careful examination. This bill however, while well-intentioned, could expose the occasional hobbyist and the FAA-approved commercial user alike to burdensome litigation and new causes of action. Before we go down that path, let's look at this more carefully"

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