Author - Megan Ralstin

Megan is an attorney and bon vivant with a background in writing about post-post modern literature. She practices intellectual property law and civil litigation. Should you have any questions, comments, complaints, inquiries, arguments, et cetera, feel free to contact her at [email protected]

Drone Photography Law
Intellectual Property

Why the FAA Drone Policies Are So Awful

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker $10,000 for flying a small Ritewing Zephyr, a remote controlled plane that retails for under $200. The fine was based on the careless or reckless operation of an “aircraft.” As we discussed in our article, The Law of Drone Photography, an administrative judge agreed with Pirker’s argument that his...

street art
Intellectual Property

6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights in Street Art

Artist’s rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line between taking a photograph with street art in the background and taking a photo that infringes on a copyright...