Businesses Geo-Fence Properties Against Drones

Fans who can’t get their hands on Blue Jays playoff tickets can forget trying to capture the game from a bird’s eye view with their drone.

Drone image - shutterstock_238772515Following a series of international reports of drones crashing into the stands at sporting events, social media recently lit up with reports that Toronto’s Rogers Centre (Skydome) had implemented a new “no-fly zone” for drones. So it’s worth pointing out that flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is forbidden at major sporting events in Canada under Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Earlier this month a New York teacher was charged with reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area after a small drone crashed into empty seats during a second-round women’s match at the U.S. Open. Two days later, a drone reportedly crashed inside the University of Kentucky’s football stadium during a pre-season match. British police officers also seized a drone that was flown over a Wimbledon tennis match in June.  Read more.

This article was originally posted on the CyberLex blog on September 21, 2015.

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