Disney has had repeated issues with fans, guests and media flying drones over park construction zones, movies filming, etc. This impacts Disney’s ability to protect the construction details, plot details and more when they are working on major projects. Disney needs to be able to protect their investments and work to ensure that they get the desired reaction when the projects are finally released to the public.
The patent that was just filed is known as “Commercial Drone Detection”. The technology would detect when drones are flying over Disney’s properties and private zones. It would also detect if the drones are Disney registered drones or not. If not, they would be able to intercept the photos, video or audio media that the drone is recording in order to protect their sensitive information.
This is a growing problem as technology and the availability of drones has increased. It is no surprise that Disney has to take such extreme measures to protect their intellectual property.