If you were hoping to get some footage of downtown Stockholm, you might find yourself in contravention of the country's camera surveillance laws.
According to the Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden, camera drones qualify as surveillance cameras and as such will require a permit to fly. Applying for the permit will cost a hefty fee, and just by applying there's no guarantee the pilot will be allowed to fly.
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The ruling affects both commercial and recreational drone users. Sweden's largest drone company, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) stated that up to 3,000 people may lose their jobs as a result of the decision.
"We have set up a plan to forcibly try and get policymakers to realise how wrong this ruling [is] and [how it] strikes against an entire industry that employs thousands of employees," said the company, according to ABC news.