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Old 21st Dec 2014, 14:48
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cwatters
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: England
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Further to my post regarding catapults, I would like to pose a legal question. Suppose a drone is flying over my house, and obviously photographing activity in my backyard. If I shoot it down with a catapult and the act is captured on the drone's camera, what is the legal position? Just asking; no intention of doing it.
You would be guilty of criminal damage. If it fell on someone and killed them you could/would probably be charged with manslaughter. Even if they were flying illegally.

There are rules in the UK. See CAP 722...

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP722.pdf

For example...

The aircraft shall not be flown:

• over or within 150 metres of any congested area of a city, town or settlement; or

• within 50 metres of any person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the Remote Pilot...
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