The Danger of Drones

There has been a lot of talk over the last year about the usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly called drones) for journalism. There’s a conflict between freedom of the press issues, air safety issues and privacy issues – it’s a phenomenally complex situation and difficult to tease out what is legal from what is ethical from what is just safe.

And on that last note, a student flew a drone into a stadium at the University of Kentucky last week – and it crashed.

Cue the, “this is why we can’t have nice things …” memes.

Mark E. Johnson

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