There is often a lag between new innovations and laws’ ability to restrain them.
A similar situation is now unfolding in the United States with regards to unmanned aircrafts — a.k.a. drones. Drones can film weddings, examine pipelines and carry advertising banners, but such commercial use is illegal, strictly speaking. But it’s not that clear-cut
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