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US prepares skies to track recreational drones

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Al Jazeera reports on the Federal Aviation Administrations rule requires operators of drones must have a permit, and quotes Marc Scribner's comments on the rule. 

The FAA says the registration is needed to protect people and commercial manned aircraft from collisions but some critics argue it’s government overreach gone amock.

"The FAA should not be in the business of licensing toy owners," argues Marc Scribner from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Although the new law applies to drones between 0.55 - 55 pounds, Scribner says, "many can only fly a few hundred meters from the operator and have 20 minutes of maximum flight time on a battery charge".

Read the full article at Al Jazeera