Drone Trespassing lawsuit in WA
This should be interesting.
“On Dec. 10, an anti-harassment order was filed against a Tarboo Ridge Coalition board member, who we have information is responsible for sending drones onto our property,” Overstreet said. “On Dec. 17, another case was filed, this one against the Tarboo Ridge Coalition (TRC) for the tort of aerial trespass.
“There is no case in the state of Washington on aerial trespass,” Overstreet said, adding that “this case will make new law.”
I wonder how using a drone to capture aerial images (lines of possession) for a boundary retracement would be treated? If a Land Surveyor is operating the drone and using the data to determine possession lines would the use of a drone be exempt from aerial trespass?
Found the sites facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Fort-Discovery-Inc-310175385699157/ Got a post about a bird of prey taking down drones.
While certainly there is a right to privacy there is no restriction or law against flying in the airspace above someones property. This will be an interesting case to watch.
The comment thread is interesting.
The FAA regulates airspace which is in the public domain but how far down does airspace go?