Drones are a common and controversial topic, and drones themselves sometimes make people angry. Brett McBay, a California resident, is so passionate about drones that he instructed his son to shoot one down outside their Modesto, CA home with a shotgun. McBay alleges that he originally thought the drone was a CIA spycopter. However, it was a homemade hexacopter built by his neighbor’s son who was home visiting his parents.
Spying Photographer Beats Privacy Claims Thanks to a 113-Year-Old Law
Many of you may remember Arne Svenson, the New York artist who photographed his neighbors in their homes using a telephoto lens and used them in an exhibition.
Svenson began the project after watching Alfred Hitchcocks’ “Rear Window” and being advised by a lawyer that the presumption of privacy is minimal in such a jam-packed city.
The “Neighbors” exhibition was obviously very controversial and led to some of the subjects suing Svenson, though the NY Country Supreme Court dismissed the case in 2013.
A Manhattan appeals court agreed with the previous court ruling, citing the photographer was in the clear due to a law from 1902, and urged legislators to consider a reform to the privacy laws.
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