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Mashable reports that the federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a ruling saying that delivering packages via drone, or any commercial use of drone aircraft, is illegal under its regulations.

While the FAA did not specifically mention Amazon's plans to develop deliveries-by-drone service, as revealed by CEO Jeff Bezos late last year on "60 Minutes," the ruling seemed specifically targeted at the e-commerce behemoth.

However, according to the story, Amazon was "unmoved."

This "has no effect on our plans," Paul Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Amazon, tells Mashable. "This is about hobbyists and model aircrafts, not Amazon."
KC's View:
The FAA ruling seems pretty clear, but it seems like Amazon believes it is not bound by the same restrictions that affect mere mortals.

Unless, of course, it doesn't affect Amazon because the whole drone thing was a head fake to begin with.

BTW…I don't know about you, but if I have to choose with domestic drone traffic that spies on citizens and potentially carry weapons, and domestic drone traffic that delivers groceries and books and beer…I'm going with the latter. Maybe the FAA has its priorities all wrong…