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  • Two options for local drone control laws from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee
    - http://constitutioncampaign.org/campaigns/resources/DronesAnnotated.pdf
  • Report on passage of local drone control laws
    - http://warisacrime.org/content/all-drone-politics-local
  • The text of the drone control law passed in Syracuse, NY
    - http://warisacrime.org/content/syracuse-fifth-city-pass-anti-drone-resolution
  • Comment by Nick Mottern – KnowDrones.org:
    - Most proposed legislation that would require warrants to be issued for police drone surveillance. However, the capacity of drones to do long-term visual surveillance and electronic monitoring, including that of text and cell-phone transmissions, means that warrants will likely be very broad and long-lasting and so cannot really offer Constitutional protection. Further, drone surveillance will inevitably and routinely violate the civil liberties of those not covered by a warrant even when the target of the warrant is but a single person. Put another way, allowing drone technology to be employed by law enforcement agencies necessarily means there will be significant collateral damage to the civil liberties of people not targeted for investigation in a warrant. The Rutherford Institute model addresses this by seeking to ban drone surveillance from being used in court, but this does not prevent police from eventually targeting people "seen" by the drone when it is following the person for whom a warrant was originally issued.

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DRONE MANUFACTURING AND RESEARCH IN THE U.S.

DRONE BASES IN THE U.S.

  • This is a link to a DOD report that lists existing and planned drone bases in the US - http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uas-future.pdf. This list does not include the following bases that have been installed or are planned: NY – Niagara Falls; PA – Horsham; MI – Battle Creek; TN – Nashvill; IA – Des Moines; OH – Springfield.

DRONE BASES OVERSEAS

SIX DRONE ZONES

  • This link provides the basic press release from the Federal Aviation Administration FAA) about the designation of six zones in the United States that will be used to test technology intended to enable drones to fly safely in the company of other aircraft
    - http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsid=15576
  • This link provides contact information for each test zone, and you should try being in touch with these people to get your questioned answered.
    - http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/contacts/
  • In this link, you will see that the FAA is very sensitive about privacy issues within the test zones. But you will also see that privacy outside the test zones is even less protected. The link says that the FAA "does not have legal authority to issue privacy guidelines for aircraft, nor are we seeking this authority. We are engaged in a multi-agency approach to address privacy issues outside of the UAS Test Zones." The contacts above should be questioned on the privacy policies within the test zone in which you are interested.
    - http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/faq/
  • In this link you will see that the FAA is not going to make an effort to define privacy policies for the test zones. This is well worth reading carefully because it gives some idea of the lack of clarity on privacy that exists in US airspace in which drones are flying now, saying that "Test Sites operators will be responsive to local stakeholders' privacy concerns and will develop privacy policies appropriately tailored to each Test Site."
    - http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/media/UAS_privacy_requirements.pdf
  • Back Country Voices, in this link, objected to a test zone in their area and speaks to privacy issues presented by the sites.
    - http://backcountryvoices.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/feds-announce-test-sites-for-drone-aircraft/

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