NEW: 2013 PAPARAZZI-REFORM LEGISLATION PROPOSED IN CALIFORNIA
California Assembly Bill 1256 (AB 1256) - Privacy and Buffer Zones:
AB 1256 amends the California Privacy Law to include within the definition of “personal and familial activity” activities of children occurring at private and public schools, activities occurring at various medical facilities, and activities occurring where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists at other locations. It also creates a new section in the law that creates buffer zones around entrances and exits at specified facilities, including schools and medical facilities, to prevent barriers and obstructions from impeding ingress and egress to and from such facilities, and to prevent the interruption of important and vital functions of such facilities.
California Assembly Bill 1356 (AB 1356) - Stalking Reform:
AB 1356 amends the California Civil Stalking Law to include as actionable placing someone "under surveillance" in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress," if all other elements of the law are proved. Licensed private investigators, law enforcement agencies and some other organizations and purposes for surveillance are exempt (see full language of bill for complete details).
January 3, 2013: Paparazzi Reform Initiative Founder and CEO interviewed on the Today Show.
Supermodel Kate Moss and her children are swarmed and harassed by paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport. The airport police arrive and position her and her family behind their counter to screen them from the mob of photographers. Without effective paparazzi laws to limit this kind of harassment, the police are severely limited in their ability to help Ms. Moss and her children.
A reporter interviews a paparazzo and then turns the camera on a group and gives them a taste of what they dish out every day. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE