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Can you shoot down a drone on your land? New incident raises self-defense questions

By: Jeff John Roberts

After a New Jersey man spotted his neighbor’s camera-equipped drone flying over his house this week, he fetched a shotgun and peppered the drone with holes, knocking it from the sky. Did he have a right to do so?

Even though local police arrested the man on unlawful weapons charges, some people will feel he had the right to defend himself against an unlawful robot intrusion. More broadly, the episode highlights an emerging issue as more dronestake to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people’s rights to privacy and self-defense. Continue reading