There have been helicopter views of Apple data centers in Maiden NC that have gone viral. Facebook and Google are also in NC. A helicopter can only get so close before there are restrictions and safety issues. If you were thinking you could take a drone with you and throw it up over the fence to spy on a data center, don’t be surprised if it gets shot down by a drone hunter.
Gigaom’s Barb Darrow posts on the new NC legislation on drones being illegal for hunting or fishing.
What I am curious is whether it is legal to shoot a drone since they are illegal for hunting or fishing? How do you document an infraction?
Disclosure: I do freelance for gigaom research and know barb darrow.