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Drones vs. Privacy

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by whiskeygator, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Drones are new technology that the current legal system hasn't quite caught up with. Flying a drone is a privilege and not a right. Where does a person's right get infringed? My guess is by the power of the camera. If the camera can pick up details several hundred feet away then it is strictly a public land or large private land tract where it can fly without permission.

    It seems to me the only way around this is to grant permits (licenses?) to drone owners after they have been vetted/trained. Then if there is a complaint, they lose their permit/license. That also supposes the drones have identifying markers to determine who is in violation. But that isn't the way it is today.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  2. rpmGator

    rpmGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 10, 2007
    When he downed the plane that ran into the teather of his party decorations

    He removed the card and saw spying on all his neighbors some through a glass door

    Never claimed it for some reason.

    If they want it back come knock on the door
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    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Go ahead and capture that sucker. Realize that they drone operator may not be complying with FAA Regulations:

    Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)

    Somebody doing what they are not supposed to be doing probably isn't going to be hanging around too close to you to receive practical repercussions.

    This doesn't help in the case of somebody looking for property to steal when nobody is around, but it certainly offers some protection over pervy behavior.

    Do people actually register their drones? The maximum penalty for flying an unregistered drone is $27.5K!

    Again, anybody do this?

    The firearm thing is a bad idea, but lots of other outs if you need to take one down that is flying too close. Might need to scare some birds away like people tend to do at New Years and on Independence Day.

    Go GATORS!