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They'll begin the research initiative this summer

CNN and Georgia Institute of Technology have announced that they will work together this summer to study the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by the media, and explore the access and safety issues associated with such a project. 
“Our hope is that by working cooperatively to share knowledge, we can accelerate the process for CNN and other media organizations to safely integrate this new technology into their coverage plans,” said David Vigilante, CNN’s Senior Vice President, Legal. “It’s a natural opportunity to work with our neighbors at Georgia Tech, who have experience, expertise and insights into this area.”

[SOURCE: Suas News]

Senior staff members at CNN and Georgia Tech researchers plan to share their research data with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that the national air space is used safely. 
While the use of UAVs could prove effective for media coverage, these vehicles haven't been well received in some other spaces (which could be an issue once CNN and Georgia Tech start their research initiative). For example, UAVs were recently banned from all U.S. national parks due to their negative effects on the environment and the animals within these parks. 

Source: CNN

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Natural progression.
By Moishe on 6/25/2014 4:13:00 PM , Rating: 2
It's inevitable. The result is cheaper aerial coverage, which means if the media needs to see your stuff from the sky, they will be able to do it for cheap.

I wonder if I were to find a drone in my backyard, could I knock it down? If I did and there were a live camera on it, would I be required to pay for it?

IMO, if a drone is trespassing it should be forfeit. Then someone just has to establish the altitude where the trespassing threshold kicks in.

RE: Natural progression.
By ebakke on 6/25/2014 5:17:08 PM , Rating: 2
IMO, if a drone is trespassing it should be forfeit. Then someone just has to establish the altitude where the trespassing threshold kicks in.

Waste of time. It'll just go above the altitude mark and zoom the camera in.

Or they'll just hover over your neighbor's property (or better yet, some public land like the street) and point the camera towards your house.

RE: Natural progression.
By Moishe on 6/27/2014 8:30:02 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, that's my point. We'll eventually live in a world where we have robotic voyeur overlords peeking in our windows.


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