Paris is the first European capital to ban drones, why?

We used to know the capital Paris - France with many beautiful phrases in many different forms, but most of what we see in this place is recorded by unmanned aerial vehicles (or flycams, drones). but recently, Paris has banned the use of this device.

Paris is the first European capital to ban drones, why?
Paris is the first European capital to ban drones, why?


Accordingly, a photograph or video recorded from a drone over central Paris could become a rare archival footage, when the police have systematically denied requests to fly over the capital. dollars, says professional drone operators, such as Xavier Dupuy.


He said of this issue: "In fact, we were almost banned from working. It was an abuse of power from someone in a senior position. Some people are struggling quite a lot. financially. This really affects us and it affects all of us."

Paris is the first European capital to ban drones, why?
Paris is the first European capital to ban drones, why?

By law, the Paris metropolitan area is classified as a no-fly zone with drones, but operators have been allowed to fly in the city in recent years, provided they submit a formal request to the police. .

It was a story that lasted until January 2021, when operators said that the authorities had suddenly changed their stance. So what is the reason for this decision?

Operators say it's a tit-for-tat measure after France's Constitutional Council raised the issue in May 2020 about police use of drones as behavior. invasion of people's privacy.

Emmanuel Vire, secretary general of the Union of SNJ Journalists said the following:

"It is a negative impact and an absolute scandal for the county, as they themselves cannot use drones to spy on protesters, that is trespassing, as stated by The Constitutional Council and that's why the Constitutional Council rejected the use of drones as is.

And in retaliation, the county issued a ban on all drone operators using drones in their work. It's an absolute scandal."​

The Paris district (or Prefecture) declined to comment on the ban, which civilian drone operators say is damaging Paris' livelihoods and even its reputation.

Skydrone production company owner Marc Didier said:

"At the moment, Paris is the only city in the world that we can't film. And Paris is quite an important city on a global scale with its monuments, its history, its culture. And no Who can take pictures of Paris with a drone right now.​

So everyone is using stock images or trying to make a living for nothing but in reality many have given up and it's a shame for the reputation and image of Paris."

Photo: A corner of Paris - France taken from a drone (Rodrigo Kugnharski on Unsplash)
Photo: A corner of Paris - France taken from a drone (Rodrigo Kugnharski on Unsplash)



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