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Today October 21st the insane (socialistic) Swedish authorities has banned cameras in drones! Their argument is that cameras intrudes peoples integrety. This is NOT a 1st of April yoke! Sweden is insane. Consequenses: approx 2000 commercial drone operators have to close their business! My drone business ($ 50.000 included). Yes this country is 100% insane! Feel welcome to inform the rest of the world.
 
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I agree my dad is a dealer and have drones for around 100 000 SEK in stock. Good luck selling those after this devistating news
 
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Is the Swiss government still burning witches at the stake? They appear to have their heads in fantasy land if they think a camera on a drone is the single biggest threat to privacy. It's as if Grandma and Grampa are in power and making these backwards laws.
 
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Is the Swiss government still burning witches at the stake? They appear to have their heads in fantasy land if they think a camera on a drone is the single biggest threat to privacy. It's as if Grandma and Grampa are in power and making these backwards laws.
Switzerland != Sweden
 
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Switzerland != Sweden
That's a Swiss problem. As Switzerland is still not really known, most people confuse it with Sweden. That's what Mario Botta said a couple of decades ago and seems still true = : O
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Don't forget that Germany is going to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030.
Thats ok and great as long as they have developed an alternativ! In Sweden drone photo was cut from one day to anorther - w/o any alternative! Sweden IS insane! I live here... I know!
 
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Thats ok and great as long as they have developed an alternativ! In Sweden drone photo was cut from one day to anorther - w/o any alternative! Sweden IS insane! I live here... I know!
Just curious, can you fly the drone if the camera is removed? That seems to be the pretext to the law.
If so, I would be all over that flying anywhere I could without the camera just to drive law makers nuts.

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Sorry to hear that, but it's CRAZY:eek:. What are the neighbouring countries doing?
 
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Just curious, can you fly the drone if the camera is removed? That seems to be the pretext to the law.
If so, I would be all over that flying anywhere I could without the camera just to drive law makers nuts.

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Hi, yes we can fly but of course with certain restrictions like in or close to airports, like other countries. I don't belive in harrasment of law makers....will we do it in orher ways. :mad:
By the way, the new law will cut my estimated revenue with 40-50% for 2017. o_O
 
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Just curious, can you fly the drone if the camera is removed? That seems to be the pretext to the law.
If so, I would be all over that flying anywhere I could without the camera just to drive law makers nuts.

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Dont.t know yet, but Sweden is the most insane/crazy ctry in the world. maybe except Northkorea....where I have been... XX
 
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Hi, yes we can fly but of course with certain restrictions like in or close to airports, like other countries. I don't belive in harrasment of law makers....will we do it in orher ways. :mad:
By the way, the new law will cut my estimated revenue with 40-50% for 2017. o_O
Don't get me wrong when I say that. I'm totally about obeying the law but in America we have a long history of peaceful protest which is about the only tool citizens have besides voting to affect change in the face of unjust laws.

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Sorry to hear that, but it's CRAZY:eek:. What are the neighbouring countries doing?
This is so typical Swedish political correctness... Swedish politicians have always thought that their citizens are incapable of rational independent thinking and judgement, so they have restrictions and laws for everything.. An example: wanna to consume anything stronger than beer in your own home in Sweden, you'll have to go a government controlled store (System Bolaget) to get it.. We in neighboring Denmark was for ages called Sweden for "Prohibition Sweden"..
As for an answer to the question, a ban is NOT going to happen anytime soon in Denmark... I really feel sorry for the swedes...
 
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Commercial drones are used extensively in surveying work on difficult terrain e.g open cast mining, archeological work, so seems a very knee jerk reaction to someone filing a law suit. What next car dash cams, trail cameras, household security cameras. In a sensible world this would be overturned very quickly as the judge has not considered all the facts and consequences.
 
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Don't forget that Germany is going to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030.
They are not.

There is a call for it, but it is not binding, it is not law. Also, the call is for new vehicles with internal combustion engines to be banned, it would not apply to existing ones.
 

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