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The Future of Drone Use: Opportunities and Threats from Ethical and Legal Perspectives

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Edited by: Bart Custers

ISBN13: 9789462651319
Published: October 2016
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00



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Given the popularity of drones and the fact that they are easy and cheap to buy, it is generally expected that the ubiquity of drones will significantly increase within the next few years. This raises questions as to what is technologically feasible (now and in the future), what is acceptable from an ethical point of view and what is allowed from a legal point of view. Drone technology is to some extent already available and to some extent still in development.

The aim and scope of this book is to map the opportunities and threats associated with the use of drones and to discuss the ethical and legal issues of the use of drones. Also, the question of how to regulate the use of drones in the future is addressed, by considering conditions and contents of future drone legislation and by analyzing privacy and other safeguards that can be taken. Academics in several disciplines, such as law, ethics, sociology, politics and public administration, as well as practitioners and other people who may be confronted with the use of drones in their work, such as people working in the military, law enforcement, disaster management and infrastructure management should find the book of great value. Individuals and businesses with a specific interest in drone use are also part of the targeted audience.

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Subjects:
Robot Law
Contents:
Part I - Introduction
Chapter 1:Drones Here, There and Everywhere: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2:Drone Technology: Types, Payloads, Applications, Frequency Spectrum Issues and Future Developments
Chapter 3:Big Data, Drone Data: Privacy and Ethical Impacts of the Intersection Between Big Data and Civil Drone Deployments

Part II -Opportunities and ThreatsChapter 4:Deliveries by Drone: Obstacles and Sociability
Chapter 5:Policing from Above: Drone Use by the Police
Chapter 6:The Humanitarian Drone and the Borders: Unravelling the Rationales Underlying the Deployment of Drones in Border Surveillance
Chapter 7:The Humanitarian Use of Drones as an Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs
Chapter 8:Terrorism and National Security

Part III - Ethical Issues
Chapter 9:The Humanization of Drones: Psychological Implications on the Use of Lethal Autonomous Weapon- Systems
Chapter 10:Un-Manned? The Bodily Harms and Moral Valor of Drone Warfare
Chapter 11:Victims of Drone Warfare: Stretching the Boundaries of Conflict
Ethics and Remote Control Warfare
Chapter 12:Drones, Morality and Vulnerability: Two Arguments Against Automated Killing

Part IV - Legal Issues
Chapter 13:Key Provisions in Current Aviation Law
Chapter 14:Civilian Use of Drones as a Test Case for the Right to Privacy: An Israeli Perspective
Chapter 15:Access to an Effective Remedy and Reparations for Civilian Victims of Armed Drone Strikes
Chapter 16:A Comparative Global Analysis of Drone Laws: Best Practices and Policies

Part V - Conclusions
Chapter 17:Making Drones More Acceptable with Privacy Impact Assessments
Chapter 18:The Public Acceptance Challenge and Its Implications for the Developing Civil Drone Industry
Chapter 19:Flying to New Destinations: The Future of Drones