the state of the law is that corporations are impersonal entities with all the privileges of people, but no expectation of "civility". we tell them they can do whatever they can get away with, and we'll only judge them by stock price and dividends. it's all our fault, and not surprising that the IP protection racket is profoundly damaging to society.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.