Drone laws: New German rules aim to stop eye-in-the-sky snooping

Germany’s new drone rules have come into effect, setting limits on what people can do with their unmanned aerial vehicles in the country.

According to the new regulations, if a drone weighs more than 2kg (4.4lb), its operator is supposed to demonstrate knowledge of how to fly it safely, by presenting either a pilot’s license or a certificate from an air sports association, or by taking an examination.

If the drone weighs more than 5kg (11lb), operators will have to get special permission from the federal aviation authorities before they can use it …


ZDNET | April 12, 2017

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