Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Paparazzi Law

October 13, 2009

(ChattahBox)—California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an anti-paparazzi bill on Monday, which strengthens privacy protections and expands the rights of celebrity victims to sue media outlets that publish illegally obtained photos.

The so called anti-paparazzi bill is an amendment to a law that has been in existence for decades in California, imposing fines on overly-enthusiastic paparazzi taking photos or making recordings that violate a celebrity’s privacy.

The new beefed-upped amendment allows celebrity lawsuits against media outlets that pay for and make first use of material they knew was improperly obtained.

The anti-paparazzi amendment will become effective in January.

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