The AMA has released (I think they are still preliminary) a set of rules and guidelines for operation of FPV models and for Autopiloted models.
The regulations can be seen here: http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/report_on_revised-550-560-oct-8-2012.pdf
Most of the regulations are reasonable and are specifically concerned with safety.
Flight within VLOS (visual line of sight) is no surprise as it is a mainstay of all model RC flight as is true for staying below 400 feet.
Non-commercial use only is of course still in there as it is already strongly required by the FAA.
The FPV requirement for a "buddy" may be a bit controversial but will garner points with the FAA regarding safety.
The requirement for a weight of less than 15 pounds and a top speed of less than 70 mph for aircraft that will use way point navigation is new and also controversial, but also clearly a safety issue.
Most of the rules are reasonable, or at least understandable and are certainly dedicated to safety of us and of the public.
I do have considerable misgivings about one section though:
"6. PRIVACY PROTECTION SAFEGUARDS:
a) The use of imaging technology on radio control model aircraft with the capability of
obtaining high-resolution photographs and/or video, or using any types of sensors, for the
collection, retention, or dissemination of aerial surveillance data/information on individuals,
homes, businesses, or property, is strictly prohibited by the AMA unless written expressed
permission is obtained from the individuals, property owners, or managers."
The AMA's entire purview and reason for being is ensuring the safety of the public and it's participants not of defining civil rights or civil law beyond that scope.
Certainly rights to privacy are a very important issue, but they are already defined in law and it is not the AMA's charter or right to define or restrict them separately from that.
Commercial use is already prohibited and Civil law already defines rights to privacy.
As the FAA's charter is to insure public and flight safety and National Security, this issue is probably not even in their purview either (except as regards National Security).
Get the AMA out of trying to act like our betters and force us to live to their own artificial and arbitrary standard.
We are the AMA, get that lousy regulation out of our Club.
Please feel free to Email the AMA regarding this regulation or any concerns you have with the others, their EMail address is in the document I provided the link for above.
Those of us who are on this site have absolutely the most stake in the coming regulation fest of the AMA and FAA, so it would be in all our best interests to make ourselves heard now before we end up watching our hobby get blasted into the toilet.