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 Monday says Schwarzeneggar signed a number of bills, including the amendment to a decade-old law that allows fines against paparazzi who illegally or offensively take photos or recordings.
The amendment permits lawsuits against media outlets that pay for and make first use of material they knew was improperly obtained. Tabloid magazines, TV shows and Internet sites sometimes pay millions of dollars for celebrity fodder.
The amendment takes effect in January. See New Laws of 2010
-- I wonder if celebs will still punch paparazzi for getting to close? Or if the paparazzi will back up when they ask for privacy? Hmmm.
What do you think about this?