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DJI Threatens To ‘Brick’ Its Copters Unless Owners Agree To Share Their Details

schwit1 quotes a report from The Sun: A top drone manufacturer has warned that customers’ expensive gadgets will be crippled if they don’t register their details on its website. DJI drones — which cost between $1,200 and $3,000 — won’t be able to fly to their full potential or beam back footage if their owners don’t sign up next week, the company warned. Those who splashed out for the snazzy gadgets will find they are limited to a teensy 50m radius and it won’t be flying higher than 30m if they don’t play ball. The company said on its website: “DJI will soon introduce a new application activation process for international customers. This new step, to take effect at the end of next week, ensures you will use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for your aircraft, as determined by your geographical location and user profile. All existing flight safety limitations, such as geofencing boundaries and altitude limits, remain the same. Even if you have registered when activating your aircraft upon purchase, you will have to log in once when you update the new version of DJI GO or GO 4 App.”

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