Drones and Aerial Surveillance: Considerations for Legislators

November 13, 2014, Gregory McNeal

The looming prospect of expanded use of unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as drones, has raised understandable concerns for lawmakers. In this paper, Gregory McNeal argues that the enactment of overly broad restrictions on drone use can curtail non-invasive, beneficial uses of drones, and he calls instead for a property rights centric approach to regulating aerial surveillance.

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