Whose sky is it anyway? U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

September 21, 2016 By Paola Totaro
Thomson Reuters

When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air.

Drone owner David Boggs filed a claim for declaratory judgment and damages in the Federal Court after his neighbour William Merideth from Hillview in the southern state of Kentucky blasted his $1,800 drone with a shotgun in July last year.

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