You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
AFAIK the height the drone is flying at doesn't raise any legal issuesA drone flying at legal height for manned aircraft is probably a legal search.
A drone flying at a lower level (than a manned aircraft can) and peeping in windows and otherwise seeing things that can not be seen by a manned aircraft or from the street should require a warrant.
In addition to the privacy issue, there will also be noise, safety and other nuisance issues if drones proliferate. We may even see corporate drones following you from the store to your home to spy on your consumption and lifestyle for marketing purposes if we don't limit their use severely.
And if they make a lot of noise, that would kind of defeat the purpose, no?
Not sure why drones would be any different than any other type of camera in a public place.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
The fourth amendment defines a right to privacy from government snooping as clearly as possible without actually using the word privacy. Most court decisions agree with my understanding of the fourth amendment.
Further, by not doing it the right way (through amendment), we further allow the court to travel the broken road it's been on - interpretting in new language to the Constitution.