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A landmark court case comes down on the side of drone owners

A landmark court case comes down on the side of drone owners
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Drones are all over my newsletters and my radio show lately! That's because more and more people are interested in owning these fun and useful flying machines. But they go hand in hand with concerns over privacy. Now a jury has ruled in favor of a drone owner in an important case.

David Beesmer, a New York mobile home salesman, was arrest last year after he flew his personal drone close to a medical facility. Residents inside the building noticed the small drone peering into windows and flying around the area.

Beesmer denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he was performing a test flight with his fancy new machine and couldn't see into the darkly tinted windows in the first place. He was charged with attempted unlawful surveillance and would have faced up to a year in jail if the jury found him guilty.

Lucky for Beesmer, that wasn't the case! The jury decided that he was not guilty of the charge against him. This ruling was great news for Beesmer and interesting news for the rest of the drone owners all around the United States.

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