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I can see drones falling foul of this at some point

 

"Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides a right to respect for one's "private and family life, his home and his correspondence", subject to certain restrictions that are "in accordance with law" and "necessary in a democratic society""

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It is when they start selling drones cheaply in shops that there will be a bigger problem. The ones that take cameras are fairly expensive at the moment. Not seen one locally being used.

 

Government may want to look at some form of licensing to put many people from buying and to control their usage.

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There already is legislation.

 

I fly Radio controlled combustion engine helicopters, and have dabbled in solid fuel Rockets for which i need a licence and insurance.

 

Sabresheep raises a good point as Google Earth came into conflict with their cameras on top of those smart cars with Article 8.

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I have one. Around £900 - £1000 spent on it so far, Has live video feeds as well as a GoPro recording HD footage.

 

As long as you have permission from the landowner where the "drone" was taken off from, and you stay 150m away from buildings or people, then you can fly one. You can film in public just the same as anyone else with a camera phone. If one films you in public, then there is nothing you can do about it.

 

Although you are suppose to tell people that it is filming and for what reason, I don't think that is law.

 

I've flown it at a few public parks and never had any complaints.

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You can only film in the public domain. (Street, park etc) That does not mean looking into peoples back gardens or windows intentionally or unintentionally. Article 8 ECHR is the law on this matter as no Derogation exist. You also cannot fly above a certain height. (400) Even with the land owners permission you still need a licence, the same as fishing through the BMFA and insurance. Any reputable model aircraft hobbyist belongs to a registered club

 

It is covered under Article 166 Civil Aviation Act.

 

The operation of multirotors for sport and recreational purposes is covered by the same legal considerations as other model aircraft; the law makes no specific distinction on types of aircraft other than weight limits.

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Yes, you can't film into peoples gardens or through windows, but you can film in public.

 

400ft / 120m is the height limit. The limit from buildings and people is actually 50m, not 150m as I had mentioned above.

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I have one too and trust me that even with HD footage, if the angle of view of the camera is over 90deg then the operator can't see you, you are a speck on his screen. FPV flight is about the immersive experience not snooping on neighbours sunbathing.

 

You can be seen with a telephoto lens but using one makes the footage very shaky (i.e: useless) even with a gimbal.

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It is when they start selling drones cheaply in shops that there will be a bigger problem. The ones that take cameras are fairly expensive at the moment. Not seen one locally being used.

 

Government may want to look at some form of licensing to put many people from buying and to control their usage.

 

What about when someone straps some explosive and sends it over some sensitive target.

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Now this is getting ridiculous,

 

What next

 

Ban Model Aircraft enthusiast because of Daily Mail rhetoric of what might happen??

 

Message to all, despite what the Daily Mail and their followers would have us believe

 

There are no Terrorists or Paedophiles hiding under every bed

 

We will be scared of our own shadow next or do you advocate "Night Watch"

 

 

 

Who next in line to be the new Joseph McCarthy???

 

 

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Now this is getting ridiculous,

 

What next

 

Ban Model Aircraft enthusiast because of Daily Mail rhetoric of what might happen??

 

Message to all, despite what the Daily Mail and their followers would have us believe

 

There are no Terrorists or Paedophiles hiding under every bed

 

We will be scared of our own shadow next or do you advocate "Night Watch"

 

 

 

Who next in line to be the new Joseph McCarthy???

 

 

 

So you actually believed that hoax front page, well I suppose someone had to ;)

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