Trappy, this one's for you!

Jeff Bezos at Amazon hasn't done it. Nor has Fred Smith at FedEx or Scott Davis at UPS. No American CEO has persuaded Washington to relax its chokehold on commercial drone use in the United States. But this month a 29-year-old Austrian entrepreneur living here in Asia broke Washington's drone monopoly, winning a court case that may clear the way for drones to deliver packages to your doorstep.

The Drone That Shot Down the Feds

How a 29-year-old Austrian buzzed the Statue of Liberty, built a business, and beat U.S. regulators in court.

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  • Except that he hasn't beaten them yet as there has been an appeal and the regs still stand. Don't get me wrong, I am all for the FAA letting us get on with commercial uses, but don't start telling people that the feds have been beaten when haven't been yet. Hold off on the celebrations until after the appeal process.

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