Police should be able to stop a drone from spying on you. Here’s why they can't.
Taking a picture of someone is legal when privacy isn't expected, like in a public park or city square. But if you stand outside your neighbor's house and record their children playing in the sprinklers, the police will take your camera away and arrest you. It should be the same for drones.
Same Sky, Same Story: Why the Drone Airspace should Learn from Aviation's History
It’s easy to mock stories of trial-and-error in history. The first method of air-traffic control was a single pilot in a field who wheelbarrowed around a lawn chair, umbrella, and signal flags to wave at the planes above. At the time it was revolutionary.
3 Reasons You Should Pay Attention to the Utility Drone Market
Drone proliferation in society and business is no longer news. Futurists are predicting 1 billion drones in the sky by 2030 and the consumer industry is forecasted to reach $9 billion by 2024. But, already established markets will also see the influence of drone integration, including utilities.
It’s easy for operators to get away with flying drones illegally. A majority of the time it’s unintentional—drones flying too close to wildfires or airplanes are reported almost daily. Sadly it doesn’t always end with close calls. Drones can do real damage: they have crashed into power lines, buildings, and even recently, into a baby. Despite an obvious need, there’s still no mechanism to identify drone operators and hold them accountable.