Questions tagged [drones]

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be remotely controlled or flown autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems, working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS.

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Is it legal if I ram a drone into another drone?

I am aware that I'm not allowed to shoot at someone's drone. However, what happens if my drone crashes into another drone? Is it treated like a car crash? What is the fastest and most efficient way to ...
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Does a person have legal recourse if a drone is trespassing?

I have a 10 foot privacy fence around my property. There are no trespassing signs on all four sides. One of the neighbors keeps flying a drone over my yard like they are casing the place. Do I have ...
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Can I destroy a drone that is overflying on my backyard? [duplicate]

The other day, a friend of mine told me that a drone was overflying on his backyard and he hit it throwing up a rock to it. That incident bring me a few questions. Is that legal? The air in my ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?
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Is a local regulation preventing the operation of a UAV legal?

My local government bans drones from flying in any of the parks or open spaces (mountains). The wording they have on their website is: "You may not launch, land or otherwise operate any unmanned ...
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Is it legal to “shoot down” a drone on your property in the US?

18 U.S.C 32 states ... to include destruction of any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft used, operated or employed in interstate, overseas, or ...
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Can I kill people with my autonomous drone?

If I were to deploy an autonomous drone that went around shooting people, what could I be convicted of? Suppose that all decisions were made by the drone, and I had no intent of this happening. E.g.,...
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Autonomous drone over private property

Is it legal to operate a drone (quadcopter or other type) in autonomous mode over private property (either with owner's permission or over my own property)? By private property I mean private real ...
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Is it allowed to export drones from the US?

I wanted to export drone (DJI Phantom 3) from USA to another country, but mail forwarding company said that this is prohibited (for all drones with fly distance above 200 meters and cost more than $...
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What are “Drone Privacy Stakeholders”?

I just read this article because I am interested in the Wild West that is Drone regulation. At several points in that article, the term privacy is used (privacy regulations, privacy stakeholders, and ...