I recently found this interesting article on-line entitled “The Six Biggest Misconceptions About Drones” authored by Faine Greenwood. One thing to note is since this article was published, the FAA has passed regulations (14 CFR Part 107) that permits drone operators to fly commercially provided the pilot(s) pass an aeronautical knowledge test similar to the test required for fixed wing aircraft pilots. Misconception number 4 in the article was of particular interest since it basically explains airspace and the penalties for “shooting down” a drone.
One point the author mentioned that was a favorite of mine stated “4. If a drone flies above your property, it’s trespassing. I regret to inform you that you do not own the sky above your property up into the stratosphere. This is for a practical reason: When aircraft first became commonplace, legislators realized that it would be impossible to negotiate flyover rights for every scrap of land in the nation and acted accordingly.”
Refer to www.slate.com to read this very informative essay.