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U.S. Authorities Will Be Able to Take Down Drones without Warrant
By Joseph Tepper, October 7, 2018 @ 06:24 PM (EST)
Source: TechCrunch

Don’t make trouble with your drone or the U.S. authorities will be able to shoot it down. New legislation approved by the United States Congress re-ups the budget for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)—and in addition it tweaks the rules regarding drones that are up to no good.

No warrant is needed for police to shoot down (or capture) drones if they are “identified as high-risk and a potential target for unlawful unmanned aircraft activity.” Some have voiced concern that the changes strip away constitutional rights. One could see foresee a situation where authorities take down drones that are recording a protest or controversial police activity.

Read more about the impact of this legislation on your aerial photography in this in-depth article published in TechCrunch



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