Drone regulations for DIY drones

Drones are a clear example of Digital DIY: many people engage in making their own drones, often based on shared designs - as Open Source Hardware. And they are a case of Atoms-Bits Convergence (ABC), as the bits move the atoms when piloting such machine; in the oppositie sense it also holds true: many drones are being equiped with digital cameras that convert atoms into bits.

Now flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as they are called is regulated and more and more so by specific drone regulations. We want to find out how these regulations differ for commercial use and for DIY use (personal, non-commercial). And how these regulations differ by country.

The commercial drone operations such as under preparation by Amazon receive much attention (see here for example). However what should DIY communities like the DIY Drones community look at?

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