Originally Posted by Blackhat6mike
If you use it for ANY COMMERCIAL purpose, you will need a pilots license. That's the rule here in Georgia, maybe federal, which has grounded several local real estate magazine publishers from using them. You can play with them below 400 ft all you want for your own entertainment, but don't cross the FAA. You will lose every time and it's expensive. Been there, done that.
They ARE fun!
I know you said "maybe" regarding the need for a pilot certificate, but could you possibly cite the FAA regulation requiring one? I'm not aware of such a requirement.
And Yes - fighting the FAA is often a hard battle,just like fighting the IRS.