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‘Steven Tyler Act’ Working to Ban Celeb Photography in Hawaii

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Paparazzi working in the state of Hawaii might have to pack their bags and move back to the mainland. That’s because a new bill requested by Aerosmith lead and part-time Maui resident Steven Tyler may soon ban celebrity photography in the 50th state all-together.

Dubbed the ‘Steven Tyler Act,’ the bill would ban celeb photography while giving stars the right to sue over unwanted photos. Normal tourists and photographers need not worry — you’ll still be able to take pics of paradise while on vacation or hiking through Kalepa Ridge for a landscape shoot. But paparazzi living in the Aloha State may soon be saying goodbye to their jobs or hello to a lawsuit every time they publish a photo.

We’ve already seen the extent to which the paparazzi will go to get a shot, and the tragic consequences these tactics sometime lead to — and all this in a state with newer, more stringent anti-paparazzi laws.

Maybe an all-out ban is the only way to keep these things from happening while returning a shred of privacy to the people whose status allows for little to none. At least Hawaii legislators seem to think so: according to Jaunted, over two-thirds of Hawaii state senators have already signed on in support of the bill.

(via Digital Trends)


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