By The Associated Press
GOOD PRACTICES: A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns.
THE CONCERNS: Drones, small airplanes or helicopters operated remotely by pilots from the ground, can be equipped with sophisticated cameras and even weapons.
THE PROMISES: The new recommendations pledge to "respect the privacy of individuals" and the concerns of the public and to follow all federal, state and local laws. They also pledge to ensure that remote drone pilots are properly trained and to respect "other users of the airspace." The guidelines aren't legally binding.
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