They have determined that drones with cameras are the same as a surveillance camera and therefore need a permit to operate.
The Supreme Administrative Court has in two judgments found that a camera mounted on a drone requires a permit under camera surveillance law while a camera mounted behind the windscreen of a car or on a bicycle handlebar does not need permission.
You will need to translate the page...
Tillstånd krävs för kamera på en drönare men inte för kamera i en bil - Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen
One of the documents included in the post originally referred to was a judgement on mounting a Gopro on bicycle handlebars.I wonder what their rules are on GoPros on moving objects? Being "controlled locally" doesn't apply to them at all unless within reach of the operator. (Correct me if I'm wrong). They are either off or on, whereas a drone camera IS controlled by the operator, i.e. panning, changing different camera & video settings in flight, etc.
One of the documents included in the post originally referred to was a judgement on mounting a Gopro on bicycle handlebars.
This had been determined to be illegal and a surveillance camera but after a lot of legal wrangling this was overturned on appeal.
Unfortunately a similar appeal on the camera drone issue was upheld.
You need a 'permit' in the USA as well, it's called FAA Registration.
Probably will be similar for Sweden.
Why all the panic with so little information, unless they won't issue Permits???
what I read out is the ban is for public places, does this include untouched nature?
If yes did outdoor working scientist/biologists already raise their voices?