Professor Volokh Cited in The Recorder on Drones and Tort Law

August 11, 2014 – Professor Eugene Volokh was cited in The Recorder on the use of drones and the role that tort law plays in protecting public privacy.

"Somebody calls police, somebody calls his lawyer, saying 'I want to sue the paparazzi for flying a drone over me.' Well, which paparazzo? Who owned it? I have no idea," Volokh said. Laws could target publishers who use any drone-produced photos or video. But that raises First Amendment issues, the law professor said.

"We're only entering the drone era now," Volokh said. "I think it often takes a good deal of time to think through these issues, to figure out what's the right solution."

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