Charles Tobin

Charles Tobin

Holland & Knight LLP

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The Federal Aviation Administration Appeals Most Recent Drone Ruling

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has appealed this month's ruling by an administrative law judge striking down a fine against paid photographer who had strapped cameras to a model airplane and photographed the...more

3/11/2014 - Drones FAA

Decision Yesterday Deals Blow to FAA Prohibition on the Use of Commercial Drones

In a setback to the FAA's ban on the unlicensed use of commercial drones, a federal administrative law judge has ruled that the FAA could not fine a Virginia man who used a model aircraft to take photographs and film for...more

3/10/2014 - Drones FAA NTSB

Drones in the United States: What Will It Take to Fly?

The civilian use of unmanned aerial technology — UAVs, UASs or drones — is inevitable, and right now, the government is sorting through regulatory, aviation, telecommunications, First Amendment and privacy issues. Given the...more

2/5/2014 - Drones FAA First Amendment Right to Privacy Unmanned Aircraft Systems

U.S. Supreme Court Adds "Relevant Reader or Listener" to "Material Falsity" Defamation Analysis

In its decision in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that "the relevant reader or listener" must be considered in assessing the falsity element in defamation lawsuits. The Air Wisconsin...more

1/29/2014 - Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper ATSA Defamation First Amendment SCOTUS Transportation Security Administration

Court Spares Third-Party Service Providers from Contributory Trademark Infringement

Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a new decision by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In its...more

1/28/2014 - Infringement Third-Party Risk Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Third-Party Service Providers Not Liable for Contributory Trademark Infringement

Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more

12/10/2013 - Cybersquatting Infringement Third-Party Liability Trademark Litigation Trademarks

FAA "Roadmap" May Advance Opportunities for Aerial Journalism

Inexpensive aerial newsgathering may be inching closer to takeoff in a few years, with the federal government's release this week of its first detailed plan for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States....more

11/11/2013 - Drones FAA Surveillance

Fiscal Fights in Congress Threaten to Ground Newsroom Plans for Drones

Commercial drones for news gathering may be grounded from takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns playing out this month in the U.S. Congress....more

9/8/2013 - Drones FAA Media Political Debates Right to Privacy

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