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Anti-paparazzi bill goes too far


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2013

~~<p>A star-struck majority of the Hawaii Senate has pushed aside the First Amendment in its attempt to protect Maui-bound Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler from paparazzi. California's paparazzi law is currently being challenged in court, a fate Hawaii faces if it pursues a bill to provide celebrities assurance of privacy in public areas.</p>
<p>Maui Democratic Sen. Kalani English is the main sponsor of the bill, which he calls the &quot;Steven Tyler Act.&quot; English said Tyler, who recently bought a home on Maui, told him paparazzi in boats offshore often use telephoto lenses to take pictures inside his home.</p>
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A star-struck majority of the Hawaii Senate has pushed aside the First Amendment in its attempt to protect Maui-bound Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler from paparazzi. California's paparazzi law is currently being challenged in court, a fate Hawaii faces if it pursues a bill to provide celebrities assurance of privacy in public areas.

Maui Democratic Sen. Kalani English is the main sponsor of the bill, which he calls the "Steven Tyler Act." English said Tyler, who recently bought a home on Maui, told him paparazzi in boats offshore often use telephoto lenses to take pictures inside his home. Login for more...



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