A matching receiver typically comes with the transmitter. Once again, both for less than $100. You could attach a USB Video capture dongle to the receiver and record some of his flight video on a notebook PC, then loop it back to him via your more powerful transmitter. This would likely confuse him enough to end the flight quickly in a crash. But work fast, his flight will typically last only 8 to 12 minutes.
A blast of water is nice but could prompt this very rude hobbyist to get angry and take a swing at you.
Being a FPV(First Person Video) MULTICOPTER (Not DRONE, please!) hobbyist and pilot myself I can tell you that while the control signals from the transmitter are fairly secure 2.4 gigahertz band frequency hopping transmissions, the video transmissions from the copter to the Pilot's video goggles are simple FM (Frequency modulation) signals and are subject to jamming with a stronger signal. I can also tell you that the video is either on the 900mhz band or the 5.8 gigahertz band and more likely the latter.
The next time he shows up, send someone else down to ask interested party questions to get more technical information about his video link frequency. Then buy a 600mW transmitter you need. It will cost under $100. Buy a "board camera" too for $30. Install this setup near a window with the camera focused on a small sign that sends a "very special message" to your pest hobbyist.
Personally, I'd like to apologize to everyone about this guy. Virtually all of us FPV guys are just out having fun flying our model aircraft and are not interested in invading anyone's privacy. Please don't lump us in with this jerk.
"Obscenity", without being rooted in an actual crime involving a victim, such as genuine photographic child pornography, is nothing more than an idea or expression that may make someone "emotionally uncomfortable".
Criminal law has no business wading into the wildly subjective world of feelings.
Google may not be doing the mining for the feds, but if I were the NSA, I'd have taps on all of Google's fiber and reading every last damned query.
This is NO different than feeding telephonic audio streams to farms of supercomputers and listening for threshold keywords which would then get the call popped onto the stack for a wetware analyst to listen to it.
"So I am not sure what the right answer is here. Yes NASCAR did abuse the DMCA notice, however should there be a way for them to delay the posting of such videos out of respect for the injured and their families?"
Precisely measured and stated, how does "respect for the injured and their families", a small number of people, outweigh the rights of the copyright holder to share his/her work detailing the reality of an important news event with millions and millions of others who have a legitimate right to know about what happened?
And while we're at it, what other ways would you prefer that we all self-censor ourselves?
Good point, but that point is based entirely on the -assumption- that the data being transferred is actually being written to a file. It is a trivial matter to write a program that transfers Torrent or other P-2-P sourced data and simply dumps the incoming memory buffers as the data is received.
Computer technology is Hyperpolymorphic. Anything -IS- possible and -MUST- be taken into consideration. You must -NOT- assume anything is happening until you can prove it authoritatively.
...The Judge forgot something just a substantial as his "RULE 1."
RULE 4. BEFORE SUING A DEFENDANT FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, YOU MUST PROVE THAT THE FILE DATA TRANSFERRED WAS ACTUALLY USED TO CREATE A FILE COPY OF THE COPYRIGHTED WORK ON THE DEFENDANT'S COMPUTER. IF THE DATA TRANSFERRED IS NOT ASSEMBLED INTO A FILE ON THE DEFENDANT'S COMPUTER, THEN NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OCCURRED.
I'm thinking about deliberately crashing my plane in the Gobi desert. The pilot and copilot will likely die, but me and my classmates are all expected to survive unharmed. My plane will crash 70 miles off the course that was filed prior to take off and will end up 50 miles southwest of a mining camp. I will be taking 16 survival items with me. Please help me rank them from most important to least important.
A flashlight with four batteries.
A big jack knife.
An aeronautical chart of the area
A big plastic raincoat.
A magnetic compass.
Compresses and bandages.
A 45 caliber handgun with bullets.
A red and white parachute.
A bottle of salt tablets.
A one liter bottle of water per person.
A book titled "Edible Desert Animals."
A pair of sunglasses per person.
A One liter bottle of alcohol (96%).
A light summer coat per person.
A makeup mirror.
Another book titled "How to School Copyright Ignorant Businesses in the Internet Age."