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Can a legally sentenced but escaped offender be legally executed by a drone attack?

No Law enforcement are allowed to use “reasonable force” to effect an arrest. They are also allowed to use reasonable force to prevent imminent harm to people or property. As described, the felon is ...
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Do I need a licence to fly a drone in public?

Skykam has provided a summary of UK regulations for 2023: Drone operators must be at least 12 years old to fly independently Drones are not permitted to fly higher than 400 feet (120 meters) ...
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Can a legally sentenced but escaped offender be legally executed by a drone attack?

There is a special case to consider which you probably didn't have in mind but which may be relevant anyway. American citizens have been killed by targeted drone strikes. The government reasoned that ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

In the US, it is illegal to sell screwdrivers to Gaza without a license, see 31 CFR 595.409. There are numerous rules pertaining to the Palestinian Authority staring here. Dept. of State has a partial ...
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Can I kill people with my autonomous drone?

In the US, it depends on the jurisdiction because each state has its own homicide statutes: but, the defining elements don't differ a lot. Drawing on Washington state law, the first question is ...
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Is it legal to "shoot down" a drone on your property in the US?

18 USC 32(a) says Whoever willfully— (1) sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft ...
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Is one allowed to operate a live-feed drone on the streets in Japan? (Yakuza Judgement)

in japan operation of an unmanned airborne vehicle, aka UAV, aka Drone, inside a city might be legal, if a special license is obtained: Drones may not be flown in the following manners without ...
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Can I kill people with my autonomous drone?

UK answer: Murder requires 2 things, intention to commit murder, and the causing of someone's death. It's easy enough to prove that you physically caused the death of anyone that your autonomous ...
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Can a legally sentenced but escaped offender be legally executed by a drone attack?

If the escaped convict is reasonably capable of being arrested without the use of deadly force, then as mentioned above, the use of a drone to apply deadly force would be excessive force. This could ...
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Can a legally sentenced but escaped offender be legally executed by a drone attack?

Additional NO: While the Federal Government does retain the death penalty, it is rarely used and since Gregg v. Georgia, only sixteen people have been put to death by the Feds. All have been by ...
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Accidental intrusion into military airspace

What is the maximum punishment Alice can get jailed for? Probably no jail term at all. An 'Accidental intrusion into military airspace' would not be considered a fullment of the major condition ...
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Drone confiscated in Prague as tourist

Prague is restricted airspace and partially no fly. Czech Aviation Authority says: The zones can be seen on the following website: https://dronview.rlp.cz/. Operation of unmanned aircraft in Prague ...
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Is a local regulation preventing the operation of a UAV legal?

Regarding local power to regulate drones, see City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal, 411 U.S. 624: they can, but the regulations are subject to strict scrutiny. That means that it has to be ...
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Is a local regulation preventing the operation of a UAV legal?

Yes. As long as a local or state ordinance is not in conflict with any section of federal statutes or federal authority as ordained my the US Constitution and current legal precedent in accordance ...
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Autonomous drone over private property

In the US, courts have generally held that your property rights do not extend into the sky without limit. In UNITED STATES v. CAUSBY et ux. The Supreme Court ruled that the skies above a certain ...
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Does a person have legal recourse if a drone is trespassing?

Boggs v. Merideth was a pretty big case involving private drones and the privacy of neighbors. Happened in Kentucky, though. I would suggest taking a look at that.
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What is the case law on the admissibility of warrantless drone footage in court?

In some states (Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin) a warrant is required for drone ...
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Is it legal to use a drone to photograph a power plant?

united-states Unlike Germany, in the United States, ownership of the ground doesn't give control of the airspace. Once you're off the ground, you're under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal ...
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Can you sell autonomous drones in the US?

In the United States, you are free to sell a fully autonomous drone, and buyers are free to operate it. Private individuals are subject to the following rules: Register your drone, mark (PDF) it on ...
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Is it legal if I ram a drone into another drone?

What right to privacy? To the extent that you have a right to privacy, you have to be in a private space and that right extends only to the extent that you are not observable from a public space. For ...
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Can I destroy a drone that is overflying on my backyard?

Is that legal? No, it is the crime of "Willful Damage" in Australian jurisdictions. The air in my backyard is included as my property? No, neither are any minerals that might be under it. ...
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Is it legal to "shoot down" a drone on your property in the US?

The accepted answer "possibly" interprets one aspect of that law incorrectly. Under the USC, the interpretation of what constitutes an aircraft basically comes down to a craft that moves through the ...
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