If I can fly my drone up to 400 feet above my house, then I am making use of that airspace, which makes that MY airspace according to your, and the court's reasoning.
No, if you fly 400 feet above your house, you're in THE airspace. Not YOUR airspace.
I think that people should be required to register their UAVs in the States
This is already the law, if the machine is over
The answer to the federal question is easy. Get a few of these drones flying over the White House and see if anybody complains. Done.
The FAA has already designated a 30-mile-wide circle around the White House as a No Fly Zone - with serious penalties if you operate there. Bad example. You are not "done."
I think that drone operator was trying to spy on the girl and is now playing the victim.
You don't "think" that, you're making that up because you wish it were true. But it's not. Read the details. The operator also has detailed flight logs to back up his description of events.
There are places for people to fly drones. A neighbor's property isn't one of them.
Why? What if the neighbor not only permits it, but encourages it? What if the neighbor has asked you to photograph her gutters or her chimney before she calls a roofing guy to come out and climb up for a look? What business is it of yours if your neighbor is just fine with it? Perhaps your neighbor doesn't think you should be allowed to go use your lawn mower to cut some OTHER person's lawn. Should they be able to stop you? No? I see.
"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)