Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Suffolk (NY) Pols OK Ban on Drones With Cameras

Discussion in 'News' started by LUISMARTINEZ, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. LUISMARTINEZ

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    272
  2. Bean

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Derbyshire UK
    So basically all they are saying is its not ok to take pictures from the air. What a strange law to be worried about peoples privacy in public places where you can take pictures with a cell phone or camera freely.
     
  3. LUISMARTINEZ

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    272
    Ever met any smart politicians? Me neither! They are like Pavlov's dog, mention "drone" and they just have to pass a law...That is why is not smart to do stupid stuff w/ our phantoms.
     
  4. LuvMyTJ

    LuvMyTJ ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    4,376
    Location:
    Live! From New York!
    "County legislators voted 15-2 on Tuesday in favor of the ban, which prohibits camera-equipped drones from flying over county parks and county buildings such as police precincts, courts and other Suffolk-run facilities. Violators would face fines from $ 250 to $ 500 fine."

    So it is limited, but still, how can they enforce the airspace when only the FAA can do that?

    “People expect a certain experience on these public lands,” said Legis. Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue). “I think it would be very intrusive if people fly drones with cameras on a public beach.”

    So did they ban all cameras from the beach? If not who will protect the children from all the pervs out there? Again, it is the FAA's jurisdiction, not the county.

    *I moved this to "news" for you as that is the appropriate location for this.
     
  5. LUISMARTINEZ

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    272
    They are pols, they don't know squat, they probably are trying to limit launch points within parks... just my 2cents.gif . Like all pols, they just want to be seen "solving" a "problem" by the voters.
     
  6. snerd

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    1,585
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    They cant. It will only take someone to challenge it to get it reversed.
     
  7. Daryl

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think that`s OK. I`ll buy drone without camera. There are variety models [Promotional link removed] without camera. People should have privacy.
     
    #7 Daryl, Aug 24, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 24, 2015
  8. LuvMyTJ

    LuvMyTJ ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    4,376
    Location:
    Live! From New York!
  9. Daryl

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. liair

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there any new news on this? The story says "Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has 30 days to decide whether to sign the ban into law or veto it." . The deadline is getting close.
     
  11. JBalcius

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    I can't see this holding up in court. Since this is specifically about the use of cameras on public land there is no reasonable right to privacy. They can't ban one camera but allow others.
     
  12. tcope

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    3,552
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    They changed the wording of the proposal from, taking photos to that of operating a drone with a camera. Obviously they saw the obvious violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. However they did not even hide T that this is what the bill wants to do in that they did not even remove this statement from the bill itself. But they still think they can bypass the US Code giving only the FAA regulation over any airspace. They clearly don't care. They make an attempt to make it look like they are not in violation by claiming the ban to be lower than 500 feet. I've pointed out that this easement does not allow them to regulate this area. No response from them.

    Their attorney stated that US regulation would over ride their ban. So he's really admitting that the ban is completly invalid.