February 19, 2015—Professor Stuart Banner was quoted in a Fortune article on the NoFlyZone, a voluntary database that allows homeowners to register their desire for privacy and tranquility from aerial drones.
According to Stuart Banner, a UCLA law professor and member of NoFlyZone’s advisory board, homeowners do own a certain amount of their airspace. But Banner contends any argument over whether property owners own the sky above their houses is a moot point. “It doesn’t really matter for NoFlyZone whether landowners own their air rights,” he says. “Because you and I, we can make a contract that you won’t go somewhere.”