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Drone users breaking laws as burden of proof makes prosecution difficult

“Drone users are breaking laws by flying in restricted areas and over people, but authorities say it can be difficult gathering the evidence to fine them. A brief scan across Instagram reveals numerous drone photos which appear to be shot illegally in Australia. As drone sales increase, so do the number of people breaking the law, but fining them can be difficult. ‘Getting that evidence can be difficult because we won’t have seen the activity and we rely on witness statements, video, and photo evidence,’ Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) spokesperson Peter Gibson said. ‘Someone can see a drone breaking the law, but not identify the person flying it and we can’t prove who was flying it.'”

Source: Drone users breaking laws as burden of proof makes prosecution difficult – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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