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Utah Couple Arrested Over ‘Peeping Tom’ Drone

Here’s one more thing you have to worry about: Drones sent by neighbors to spy on you in your home. Police arrested a Utah man with a history of voyeurism and his girlfriend on suspicion of flying a drone was spotted on area “patrols.” The drone videotaped people in their bathroom or bedrooms in the city of Orem, investigators said. One apparent target who spotted the tiny machine outside of his bathroom window chased it in his truck and grabbed it when it landed. He found several videos of people…

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Drone Laws: An interview with Drone Lawyer Peter Lee

Monelgonel / Pixabay Drone Laws vary a great deal around the globe Peter Lee from law firm Taylor Vinters is based in the UK and is one of the world’s leading drone lawyers; we asked him about drone laws around the globe. Q. You are a technology and drone lawyer in the UK, what prompted you to focus on law in these areas. Technology law is interesting because it’s a challenge to apply the law to totally new and evolving concepts. I mainly specialise in areas where tech and regulation…

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The evolving state of UAV Legislation Around the World

Nemo / Pixabay UAV Legislation For a beginner in the drone market, being based in the United Kingdom may seem like a painful experience if you want to fly a UAV. Insurance is required for everyone, from hobbyists to commercial operators (technically, if you fly a kite in the UK, you should have insurance). UAV Legislation for flying commercially, additionally requires a RPAS license, obtainable from one of two companies and qualifies you to operate your vehicle within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations. Completing the test is fairly straightforward, but the…

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Global regulatory improvements are needed to increase commercial drone use

geralt / Pixabay As you know, we recently shared market research from Flyver that demonstrated the US Leads in drone sales but is falling behind in commercialization.  On that same day we shared the US Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on drone usage in the Department of Justice which further emphasized this same point. At The Drone Info we feel that global regulatory improvements are needed on commercial drone use must be a priority at regional, national, and local levels.  It is time. Along these lines, and as a…

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Guide to Drone Laws by country and Regulations

Drone Laws By Country (English Speaking Countries) While the laws regulating drone/uav usage are rapidly evolving we wanted to share this guide to drone laws and regulations from December of 2014 that our collaboration partners at Flyver.co originally wrote.  We will try to provide regular updates as this is a component of the current drone environment. Please let us know if you would like to write a regular drone legal piece for The Best Drone Info to ensure we keep our readers up to date with the latest in this rapidly…

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British man charged with flying drones over landmarks

This is an interesting case in the United Kingdom.  The british man violated the law by flying drones without maintaining contact with it and without getting permission from the Civil Aviation Authority. We at The Drone Info support the use of drones/uavs for hobbyist and commercial uses but completely understand and respect the security concerns these devices raise.  The british law is a good attempt at a reasonable balance between these two interests. This article was published on Yahoo News. “London (AFP) – A British man will appear in court accused…

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Legal experts question FAA’s authority to ground drone website

Lawmakers across the globe are struggling.  Drone technology, often maligned and misunderstood, is something that they want to put legal limits upon but how much, or how little, makes sense? In our opinion the FAA, in the example below, has overstepped their bounds.  Drones/uavs are a valuable technology that can greatly benefit society.  Like any technology, there are positive and negative uses, but the vast majority of uses are positive (or at least neutral). Steve Girard’s efforts to create a part-time source of income, using his DJI Phantom for aerial photography,…

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Drones and the law: Interview with Clayton Rice

Q. You are a criminal and wiretap lawyer in Canada, what is your interest in drone technology? I actually came into the UAV conversation very late. Of course, I read and listened to the news coverage but it was mostly in the background. The dominant application of drone technology seemed to be by the military. More recently, I have been paying attention to the burgeoning controversy over the commercial and law enforcement uses. The use of drones by the police for surveillance, motor vehicle tracking, and searches and seizures is of…

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