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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

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Merrill uses a drone to take aerial shots of Santa Cruz, Calif. Courtesy of David Merrill hide caption

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As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

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North Dakota farmer Jim Reimers shows off one of the drones he uses to collect data on his family's 30,000-acre farm. Steve Henn/NPR hide caption

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High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

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In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010. SITE Intelligence Group/AP hide caption

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

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A water-collecting drone hovers at a testing site in Lincoln, Neb., in 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on rules for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

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In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010. SITE Intelligence Group/AP hide caption

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