Judge Rules Low-Flying Food-Delivery Drones Are Actually Legal

Hey! I need a bottle opener now. Photo: Courtesy Lakemaid Brewery

In a move that seems like great news for rogue burrito-makers, listless sushi chefs, and lager-deprived ice fishermen, an administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board overturned an FAA fine against an aerial photographer who used commercial drones late last week . The agency, which immediately appealed the decision, won't be able to crack down on drones flying below 400 feet at least for now so while this doesn't necessarily mean deluxe drone tacos are headed to your doorstep anytime soon, it's a pretty sure bet you're going to see loads more viral videos that promise the space-agey service is right around the corner. [Slate, Related]