United States: Due to the recent FAA video Webinar I saw in July, Recreational Drone Operators cannot give photos away to a business or a non-profit. Not sure how the FAA can mandate such a restriction of not giving free photos away to a business or non-profit? On the surface it seems to violate the U.S. Constitution under Free Speech. Not an attorney by any stretch of the imagination, but I have posted a question to an Aviation attorney and yet have no response back. I even stopped posting my airborne photos on Facebook. In all these circumstances they are a business/use and can use your photographs in which can help their respective business as stated in their TOS. However it could be argued you gave them your photos by agreement when you sign up your account, which could be argued you gave your photos away to a business and therefore violate the FAA ruling. The Smithsonian, though a government agency can sell your photos through commercial means as stated in their contest rules. These are serious issues in my opinion, and could destroy a recreational industry on Social media platforms in the United States.
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