Drones have become increasingly popular as new uses are continuously discovered. However, landowners who watch drones fly over their yards and peer into their windows may not be as excited as the drone enthusiasts. Landowners are asking, ‘How can I keep that drone away from my property?’ Do existing property laws addressing trespass and nuisance sufficiently protect landowners from unwanted drones? What rights and remedies are available to landowners to curtail intrusive drone use? How can business owners secure their property to prevent drones from obtaining confidential information during a drone flight? And how do state and federal regulators manage the challenges of navigation, hardware reliability, and airspace management?
Carr, Nanci, Look! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s a Trespassing Drone (October 28, 2019). Journal of Technology Law and Policy, volume 23, 2019.