Posts Tagged ‘paparazzi’

Hawaii Senate passes Steven Tyler Act on privacy

The Hawaii state Senate passed the so-called Steven Tyler Act Tuesday, a bill that seeks to protect celebrities from overeager paparazzi by creating a civil violation if people take unwanted photos or videos of others in their private moments.

Restrictions on paparazzi take toll on First Amendment

It’s open season on paparazzi in celebrity-laden states as legislatures gear up to protect the rich and famous. Most recently, the Hawaii legislature was so grateful that Steven Tyler purchased a home on Maui that they named an anti-paparazzi bill after him

Calif. anti-paparazzi charges dismissed

Judge rules that the state can curb unsafe driving by photographers chasing celebrities most effectively through traffic laws, not by targeting free-press rights protected by the First Amendment.

Traffic laws best way to curb reckless paparazzi

In striving to carve out protection for celebrities, lawmakers can sometimes overlook the impact on those who don’t get cameras pointed their way.

With royal newlyweds’ visit to L.A., paparazzi under scrutiny

In years since Princess Diana’s death, California has passed three laws intended to curb abuses by aggressive photographers.

Calif. court bars 2 paparazzi from coming near Nicole Richie

LOS ANGELES — A judge has granted TV star Nicole Richie’s request for a restraining order barring two celebrity photographers from coming close to her or her children.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson approved Richie’s petition for a three-year restraining order against the paparazzi after a court hearing yesterday.
Richie, 28, appeared in court, [...]

Calif. governor signs tougher anti-paparazzi law

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an anti-paparazzi bill making it easier to sue media outlets that use photos that invade celebrities’ privacy.
A statement issued Oct. 12 says the former “Terminator” star had signed a number of bills, including the amendment to a decade-old law that allows fines against paparazzi who illegally [...]

LAPD: City should scrap new bid to restrict paparazzi

LOS ANGELES — The City Council should scrap a proposal for a new ordinance limiting the activities of paparazzi around celebrities, the Police Department says.
Calling the proposal unfair, ambiguous and likely unenforceable, department officials told the city Police Commission, which met yesterday, that numerous laws already on the books enable officers to deal with unruly [...]

New Calif. law aims to rein in aggressive paparazzi

LOS ANGELES — They lurk in bushes, camp out in cars and hover in helicopters. Some are brazen enough to openly brandish their cameras, like old Western gunslingers.
They may be hated, but their work — candid pictures of celebrities in unguarded moments — is coveted. They are the paparazzi, purveyors of pix that are the [...]

California law aims to discourage paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Paparazzi who commit assault in pursuit of celebrity
photographs could be hit with hefty civil penalties in California under a new
The law will allow victims of paparazzi assaults to file lawsuits seeking up
to three times the damages they suffered. The plaintiffs could also ask for
punitive damages and a court order requiring the photographer [...]

Paparazzi become targets of criminal probe

LOS ANGELES — The paparazzi are famous for doing most anything to obtain exclusive pictures of those on Hollywood's A List, but now the celebrity hunters have become prey themselves, targets of a criminal investigation that comes amid complaints about their aggressive tactics.
In the wake of a traffic accident involving actress Lindsay Lohan and a [...]