Flying Your Drone At The White House
Flying your drone near the White House is a pretty good way to get your drone taken away from you at the very least, and can indeed lead to criminal citatons, as the linked article suggests. In fact, guidelines released by the State Department explicitly state that any and all drone pilots should refrain from letting their vessels anywhere near protected air space. Drone pilots should count their lucky stars, however, as a gyrocopter pilot could face 9 years in prison for straying too close to the President’s gaff this April.
Buying A Device For Your Toddler (if you live in Taiwan)
The Taiwanese have just made it illegal for any child under two years old to use any electronic devices, at the risk of a £1,000 fine. Considering the much-needed hush time currently made possible for Irish parents by hastily arranged Peppa Pig iPad screenings, we can’t see this one coming to our shores too soon without a major public outcry but do be warned!
Snapping Pics of the Eiffel Tower (At Night)
According to the EU’s 2001 Information Society directive, the Parisian landmark’s evening light show is a work of art, and thus protected from photographic reproduction from either professional photography set-ups or cameraphone quickies. Not that too many people will be bothered as the tower is the most visited paid monument on Earth, attracting no less than 7 million visitors to Paris each year. A healthy percentage of whom are unwitting, and unrepentant criminals.
Backing Up Your CD or DVD Collection
Yep, after 13 years of mostly common sense attitudes to copying YOUR OWN PROPERTY, recent changes in UK law have made it, once again, illegal for you to back up your media library. The real crime here of course is the quaint and charming idea that people still buy CDs. Bless!
Using Uber as a Getaway Driver
Always a stickler for the law, the police do not look too kindly on armed robbery whatever your escape plan, but for goodness sake try not to use the Uber app as a getaway device – it just won’t go too well for you or your dreams of heading off into the sunset, as one unlucky dum-dum recently found to his detriment.