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Drones were first used for warfare and throughout the years they've been evolving. From delivering packages straight to your door from Amazon and showing the world how fireworks look up close, they were being used for some pretty nifty things.
But now, things are taking a turn for the worst and the privacy of public figures may be in danger!
Apparently a few photogs have gotten crafty and decided it would be okay to set up drone cameras to capture stars from above since they are reportedly getting pic-blocked from below.
Miles and Selena were one of the first few to have been affected by these flying cameras.
"We have enough paparazzi issues as it is. We certainly don't need drones with cameras or video recorders hovering over nightclubs, restaurants or the streets of L.A.
The federal government has made it policy to say that by 2020 we want tens of thousands of these in U.S. airspace. I am fearful that we will go too far down that road without providing protections for people first."
However, there are two sides to every debate and photojournalists don't see a big deal in this new contraption.
Mickey Osterreicher, a former photojournalist now lawyer representing the National Press Photographers Association, argues that there are enough laws to protect privacy and that this would violate the first amendment.
"If you trespass, harass or stalk someone, you can be criminally charged or you can be sued. There are laws that already protect people and celebrities from having those things happen. It's unfortunate that the California legislators feel the need to pander to their celebrity constituents. The bottom line is that it is going to limit the ability to gather news. It's a First Amendment issue, and we don't need any more laws that infringe on First Amendment rights."
Well, it is a scary matter and they both do make a good point.
But, a home is a safe haven for most, if not all people, and drones flying high above with cameras on them would violate that!
This is going to be one hell of a fight.
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]