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#541: Who Owns The Air?

May 24th, 2014

Episode 692 of 902 episodes

Tons of entrepreneurs have come up with clever ways to make money using little drones: farmers, who want to spot aphids on their soybean plants; ranchers trying to find lost cows; crews wanting to film shiny cars cruising on windy roads. There's just this one little problem – according to the Federal Aviation Administration – all these people- they are breaking the law.Today on the show: drones are proliferating, but who owns the air? If you buy a house, you know you own the ground. But what about the space above it? Who exactly, owns that?