Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:00

Virginia city becomes first to pass anti-drone resolution

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“Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the country to pass a resolution restricting the use of drones, local media reported.

The Charlottesville City Council on Monday night rebuffed an attempt to totally ban unmanned aircraft in the city’s airspace, according to U.S. News & World Report, and instead passed a resolution that pledges that the city will not use information obtained by drones in court.

Local activist David Swanson and The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group, brought the resolution to council members, saying it would lead to a surveillance society as depicted in George Orwell’s "1984" with its ubiquitous “Big Brother.””


I have a new business idea – anti-drone drones! We’ll have the spy drones out there looking for us, and we can send up our own drones to go looking for the spy drones. A whole new world of Mad Magazine’s “Spy v. Spy”, coming soon to a domestic theater of operations near you.

I’m kidding – well, sort of. Instead of doing the right thing and passing comprehensive anti-drone legislation, I can see States first passing drone-protection laws to try to keep people from shooting those fuckers out of the sky. - Wes


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