31 Dec '13, 2pm

Would You Shoot Your Neighbor’s Drone?

Two years ago, the U.S. Congress mandated [PDF] that the Federal Aviation Administration integrate robotic aircraft into national airspace by 2015. The FAA has since taken only baby steps toward that goal, but the topic has already sparked much debate—and worry. Initially, the agency, which has been grappling with this issue for the past decade, was focused on avoiding crashes and collisions. But the emphasis has shifted. “In the past year, it’s become more about privacy than safety,” says Brendan Schulman , special counsel at the law firm Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, who is defending a client against the FAA in its first civilian drone case . People just don’t want snoopy robots spying on them. Commentator Charles Krauthammer summed up that sentiment on Fox News in 2012 when he said , “I would predict—I’m not encouraging—but I predict the first guy who uses a Second...

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