You don’t need to sign a new lease just to guarantee that the landlords provide services that they’re required to provide anyway.
A Rule of Seven, if it existed, would be a stupid, vindictive and financially unsound practice that could only be justified by ignorant superstition, evidence that some landlords have SPOOKS in their brains.
FCC Order 98-273 will prohibit the landlord from requiring you to remove the satellite dish, but only if you have exclusive use of the deck. If you do not have exclusive use, you should probably move the satellite dish to an area in your apartment that you do control.
Toleration of the use of surveillance cameras everywhere—the slowly boiling frog approach to an “inevitable” societal slide into a police state. As long as we accept, without question, a surveillance state, the short answer to your question is: no, there isn’t much that can be done.
If a tenant is uncomfortable with other terms buried in a a lease, he or she will usually acquiesce to them because the amenities are acceptable and the price is right—like clicking the button agreeing to terms when one buys something online or accepting new Facebook terms.
Even if you live on the bottom floor with a view of a dirty alley and top floor has an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the tenant upstairs will be safe from an OMI eviction if he or she pays more rent. These MBA-bean-counting-investors don’t want to “live” here; they want to get rich here.