sort by best latest
I was thinking of invasion of privacy, but you raise a good point Lisa about disturbing the peace. I wonder what the heck that buzzing is, like a swarm of bees, and then I realize it's a drone flying overhead. Annoying at times.
Since they can carry cameras, that is absolutely an invasion of privacy. If it is over my yard, do I have the right to knock it out of the air?
I have to agree with you there Greg. I am sure there will be court cases fought over this very matter once someone knocks a drone out of the air above their property.
Without even trying to get into any legal technicalities about the definition of "trespassing" (normally thought of as a person, himself, doing the trespassing), I'd think any old private person who owns/flies SOME things could be "trespassing".
I live in Texas. I'm sure knocking drones out of the air will become a sport here in no short order.
Good answer Eric. That is true that people can take a peak other ways, even in a well fenced in yard. I wonder what the law says about the airspace above one's property? I'm sure this question will be debated for decades in the courts.
The only thing is, peeking over or through a fence won't give you the pictures that a drone can give you. Some people really like the privacy of their yards. No matter how you look in that yard, it is an invasion of privacy. Just my opinion, Greg.
Good point Greg about the better view from the drone. At some point though, the airspace is just public airspace, like where planes fly. I certainly don't like someone peaking over my fence when it has happened a couple of time.
Not just anyone can fly over US airspace. That should be the same with private property. Greg
I just could not remember so I got refreshed. The subjective reasonable expectation of privacy concept is basically limited to Gov. via 4th amendment (searches and seizures). There really is no civil equivalent. Invasion of privacy is more case by ca