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Man gets jail time for drone mishap that injured two people

A Seattle man was sentenced to 30 days in jail last week after his drone fell from the sky and injured two people during a pride parade in 2015, according to reports. Paul Skinner, 38, was found guilty of reckless … Continue reading

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Lawmakers mull making some drone use a trespassing crime

Operate a drone over private property without permission could soon cost you. State lawmakers are considering a bill making it a crime of trespass. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Anacortes) is the sponsor of House Bill 1049. “This bill really deals with … Continue reading

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Drones involved in two pipeline protest criminal cases

Two participants in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest have been charged with crimes related to using drones in what may be the first criminal cases in North Dakota against drone operators. One man is charged with stalking after he used … Continue reading

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Who’s sky is it anyway? U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbor for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air. Drone … Continue reading

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