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It is a federal crime to shoot down aircraft, and this week, the FAA confirmed that that includes drones.
2. Aircraft Sabotage (18 U.S.C. 32)
Amendments to 18 U.S.C. § 32 enacted in 1984 expand United States jurisdiction over aircraft sabotage 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 foreign air commerce. This statute now also makes it a Federal offense to commit an act of violence against any person on the aircraft, not simply crew members, if the act is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft. In addition, the United States is authorized under the statute to prosecute any person who destroys a foreign civil aircraft outside of the United States if the offender is later found in the United States or, effective as of April 24, 1996, a national of the United States was aboard such aircraft (or would have been aboard if such aircraft had taken off) or a national of the United States was a perpetrator of the offense. See USAM 9-63.221, et seq.
originally posted by: WilliamtheResolute
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Antipathy17
Again. There is no privacy in public.
Unless you have airspace rights to your property.
Anyone can come along on a ladder, multi story building or drone and look at you.
I think the issue is with the drone being "over" the homeowners property and under 500 feet. Air rights are generally considered to exist to 500 feet over the owners property with some exceptions.
The FAA is currently looking at the definition of air rights because they assume they have the right to regulate, it is only a matter of time before Amazon and a dozen other companies have a law they want on the books giving them access to all property to ground level....how else will they deliver your neighbors 6-pack at 3:00 a.m.
originally posted by: lordcomac
I suddenly feel the need to build myself a drone grabbing drone.
It'd have to be big enough to support the weight of another drone, and have the ability to snatch it out of mid air- maybe drop down ontop of it with a net.
That would foul up the rotors and take it out of the sky, at least- then if the net was on a line you could carry it away- maybe even remote disconnect the line and abandon the captured drone.
These things are getting cheaper every year.
originally posted by: dragonridr
The other method set up a CB with a large antenna and youll jam the signal much like when you get close to an 18 wheeler and they are heard over your radio. .
Really? Then how do you explain Chicago where is illegal to record an on-duty police officer? If they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, then why don't we??
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
FFS - not this crap again
if you can be seen from outside the perimeter of your property - you have no " right " to privacy " end off .
i have to wonder how people this paranoid manage to go out in public with " everyone watching them "