DJI says it will electronically 'cripple' drones unless owners register them on its website
Drone owners may not have to register their machines with the Federal Aviation Administration, but users of a DJI model will experience restrictions if they do not verify their craft with the manufacturer.
The China-based firm has announced it will introduce a new application activation process for users that provides the necessary information to power the drone.
For those who do not comply, their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will experience camera malfunctions and flight will be limited to a 164-foot (50m) radius up to 98 feet (30m) high.
Earlier this month, the US appeals court motioned against a ruling that would force recreational drone owners to register their UAVs with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The new rule stipulated that anyone owning a drone weighing more than half a pound (227 grams) would have to register their name and address with the FAA, as well as place an identification number on the vehicle's motor.