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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 list of countries and their associated restrictions, if you want "like Gaza", and note that they warn you that this is not a complete list. If you are ...


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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 whether you intended to kill a person (it doesn't have to be a specific person). If you did, you have committed first-degree murder. It is first-degree murder, ...


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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 drone kills, since if you didn't activate/program/launch the drone in the first place, these people would still be alive. Regarding the intention to commit murder,...


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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 used, operated, or employed in interstate, overseas, or foreign air commerce... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years ...


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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 designed for a compelling government interest (such as safety), and has to be the least restrictive way to do that. If their "bottom line" statement is accurate with ...


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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 altitude were a public highway. The federal government currently holds that navigable airspace starts at 500 feet from the ground, so above that altitude the FAA ...


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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 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 example, you have a right to privacy in your bedroom if you close the curtains. Any such space is almost certainly indoors where drones are unlikely to be an ...


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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. Using an exaggerated example: if an helicopter is overflying my backyard, am I allowed to bring it down because it is invading my property? No, in addition to ...


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