Author: Henry H Perritt, Jr.Publish On: 2016-09-13
See, e.g., ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Domestic Drones, (2015), www.aclu.org/issues/privacytechnology/surveillance-technologies/domestic-drones (expressing concerns about domestic drone use impact on privacy). 2.
Author: Henry H Perritt, Jr.
Category: Technology & Engineering
The public debate over civilian use of drones is intensifying. Variously called "unmanned aircraft systems", "unmanned aerial vehicles", "remotely piloted aircraft", or simply "drones", they are available for purchase by anyone for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They have strikingly useful capabilities. They can carry high-definition video cameras, infrared imaging equipment, sensors for aerial surveying and mapping. They can stream their video in real time. They have GPS, inertial guidance, magnetic compasses, altimeters, and sonic ground sensors that permit them to fly a preprogrammed flightplan, take off and land autonomously, hover and orbit autonomously with the flick of a switch on the DRone Operator’s ("DROPs") console. The benefits they can confer on law enforcement, journalism, land-use planning, real estate sales, critical infrastructure protection and environmental preservation activities are obvious. However, their proliferation in response to these demands will present substantial risks to aviation safety. How to ensure the safety of drone operations perplexes aviation regulators around the world. They are inexpensive consumer products, unsuited for traditional requirements for manned aircraft costing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars and flown only by licensed pilots who have dedicated significant parts of their lives and their wealth to obtaining licenses. Regulatory agencies in Europe and Asia are ahead of US regulators in creating spaces for commercial use. Over the next several years, legal requirements must be crystallized, existing operators of helicopter and airplanes must refine their policy positions and their business plans to take the new technologies into account, and all businesses from the smallest entrepreneur to large conglomerates must decide whether and how to use them. Domesticating Drones offers rigorous engineering, economics, legal and policy theory and doctrine on this important and far-reaching development within aviation.
While the use of domestic drones by governments is most worrisome, Americans will also need to become concerned about commercial drones, such as news or paparazzi drones, private detective drones, Google drones, criminal drones, ...
Author: Kristen Boon
Publisher: Terrorism: Commentary on Secur
"As a companion piece to Volume 133 of this series, this volume extends our discussion of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, by the U.S. government. While the previous volume focused on the use of drone attacks to protect American interests and the American people from threats emanating from abroad, this volume addresses domestic uses of drones"--
Drones are definitely controversial largely due to the general public's perception of them as a tool for the government surveillance and other violations of personal civil liberties. The government's expansion of domestic use of drones ...
Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.
he use of drones by domestic US law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers and types of usage. As a result, civil liberties and privacy groups led by the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union]—while accepting ...
Author: Tamara Thompson
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Readers will explore the issues surrounding drones, including why drones are controversial, how drone technology has outpaced regulation, whether or not domestic law enforcement agencies should be allowed to use drones, and if commercial drone use should be allowed.
57 Domestic drones can monitor individuals almost constantly; it's therefore essential to have sunlight shine upon their operators, to monitor their actions. The publicity necessary to hold their operations accountable to the public ...
Author: Anne C. Cunningham
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This timely anthology examines the use of drones by the military, law enforcement, border patrol, and civilians. Articles condoning the use of drones in military engagements abroad are balanced with reportage of civilian deaths and resulting creation of more terrorists. Pieces touting the effectiveness of drones in domestic surveillance are countered by assertions that they violate Americans’ civil liberties. Opinions about the pros and cons of drone use in securing our borders, as well as the potential benefits and dangers of their commercial use, will add to readers’ deep understanding of this complex issue.
Zoe Lofgren and Ted Poe Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans ' Privacy Rights from Domestic Drones , CONGRESSWOMAN Zoe LOFGREN ( last visted Sept. 22 , 2013 ) , lofgren.house.gov/index.php ? option = com_content & view ...
Author: Marjorie (ed.) Cohn
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
Category: Political Science
EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AN ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL PRACTICE The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also illegal. In this interdisciplinary collection, human rights and political activists, policy analysts, lawyers and legal scholars, a philosopher, a journalist and a sociologist examine different aspects of the U.S. policy of targeted killing with drones and other methods. It explores the legality, morality and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluates the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries. The book includes the documentation of civilian casualties by the leading non-governmental organization in this area; stories of civilians victimized by drones; an analysis of the first U.S. targeted killing lawsuit by the lawyer who brought the case; a discussion of the targeted killing cases in Israel by the director of PCATI which filed one of the lawsuits; the domestic use of drones; and the immorality of drones using Just War principles. Contributors include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Falk, Tom Hayden, Pardiss Kebriaei, Jane Mayer, Ishai Menuchin, Jeanne Mirer, John Quigley, Dr. Tom Reifer, Alice Ross, Jay Stanley, and Harry Van der Linden.
Also, many legislators are concerned that domestic drone usage by government controllers might encumber the individual right to privacy. Drones are also a challenge to safety. According to the Australian House of Representatives ...
Author: Vivek Sehrawat
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Drones and the Law: International Responses to Rapid Drone Proliferation presents innovative solutions to the controversial issues raised by the drones and a critical assessment of its growing use as a weapon system in modern warfare and privacy issues.
These polls lend some credence to the public's view that domestic drones should be used to bolster security at home while remaining nonintrusive on a day-to-day basis. A separate poll by Duke University and the Institute for Homeland ...
Author: Sarah Elizabeth Kreps
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Drones quite possibly represent the most transformative military innovation since jet engines and atomic weaponry. Through satellite imaging and remote technology, countries such as the United States can destroy small targets halfway around the world with pinpoint accuracy. Now civilian industries are acquiring drones for everything from monitoring crops to delivering packages. Kreps explains how they and the systems associated with them work, how they are being used today, and what will become of the technology in the future.
Connor A. Theilmann, Integrating Autonomous Drones into the National Aerospace System (Senior Capstone Thesis, University of ... Peter W. Singer, The Predator Comes Home: A Primer on Domestic Drones, their Huge Business Opportunities, ...
Author: David Hodgkinson
The aviation industry is being transformed by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones – commercially, militarily, scientifically and recreationally. National regulations have generally failed to keep pace with the expansion of the fast-growing drone industry. Aviation Law and Drones: Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation traces the development of aviation laws and regulations, explains how aviation is regulated at an international and national level, considers the interrelationship between rapidly advancing technology and legislative attempts to keep pace, and reviews existing domestic and international drone laws and issues (including safety, security, privacy and airspace issues). Against this background, the book uniquely proposes a rationale for, and key provisions of, guiding principles for the regulation of drones internationally – provisions of which could also be implemented domestically. Finally, the book examines the changing shape of our increasingly busy skies – technology beyond drones and the regulation of that technology. The world is on the edge of major disruption in aviation – drones are just the beginning. Given the almost universal interest in drones, this book will be of interest to readers worldwide, from the academic sector and beyond.
By mid-2014 the secretary is directed to publish rules—to take effect December 31, 2015—on the domestic integration of drones, considering experimental projects, and their use in parts of the Arctic under US sovereignty.
Author: Geoff Martin
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
Drone Nation unveils an unexpected scenario where international drone warfare leads to a state of permanent war through increasing numbers of assassinations of the western world’s declared enemies. It provides historical context for the rise and acceptance of drone warfare and examines likely future impacts. The book discusses the broad political-economic forces at play in the United States. Topics include US strategic traditions, domestic political institutions, military-industrial complex, intra-military pressures, think tanks, media, and international law. The authors argue that social progress is not necessarily continuous. While there was widespread social and economic progress from the 1950s through 1970s in the United States, the country is now in a period of economic and political regression. The rise of drone warfare, and the domestic use of drones, is partly to blame. This gradual and important change signals a major departure from the traditional embrace of international law, military ethics, and domestic privacy.