10 myths about drones
From Ryan Calo, Director of Privacy and Robotics at the Center for Internet and Society, in the Huffington Post, "10 Myths About Drones":
- A model airplane is a drone.
- Drones are no different than street surveillance cameras.
- Drones can only stay in the air for a short amount of time.
- Only the police can use drones.
- Police need a warrant to observe you with a drone flying below 400 feet.
- Police flying a drone to the scene of a crime can only use footage acquired at the crime scene itself.
- The Supreme Court’s January 2012 decision in Jones (the warrantless GPS tracking case) means that police need a warrant to follow your car using a drone.
- Most “drones” used by the U.S. military overseas are armed.
- It doesn’t take any flying skill to operate a U.S. military “drone.”
- The downsides of drones in U.S. airspace outweigh the benefits