Research Paper On Paparazzi

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Paparazzi are stalkers! They keep following, taking photos, and harassing celebrities. Celebrities can not even have a family vacation without having a picture taken and put online or in a magazine with a rumor attached. The children are being involved, and being exploited across the world. Paparazzi is out of hand invading the privacy of celebrities' lives and should have limitations. In Hawaii, the Senate has approved legislation named after Steven Tyler (known as Areosmith), which will make it easier for celebrities to sue paparazzi and others that invade their privacy. When speaking about restrictions on paparazzi, Paulson states the following from the Steven Tyler Act: "The legislation finds that sometimes the paparazzi go too far to…show more content…
When speaking about the rights to know, Machan states, "the issue is often misunderstood when people think in terms of the public's right to know, " which proves that the people of America that want to know about other people's lives are the ones that provoke and control paparazzi. People are interested into other people's business. Paparazzi is photojournalism, which captures both negative and positive moments, they want to find something that will interest society and take a hold of it. Then they will blast it everywhere for entertainment and money. Laws regarding paparazzi state, "public sentiment will swing as much as it did after Princess Diana's death such that more significant laws will be enacted to protect against out of control paparazzi," which proves until something dramatic happens no one thinks about laws or restrictions on paparazzi ("What are"). Dennis Zine states "if they [paparazzi] have enough rules! why does it cost $25,000 to transport Britney Spears to the hospital," which is a very relevant statement to the fact that if it takes that much money to transfer someone to the hospital which it should be considered a health hazard. In an interview with Brenda Gray she feels there should be more limitations and laws on paparazzi because of all the harassment the paparazzi subjected to Princess Diana. In Paris, France on August 31, 1997, while Princess Diana was…show more content…
"Laws regarding public photography have always create confusing questions about the extent of privacy rights versus the First Amendment," indicates that there are many views on laws on paparazzi which can be a big impact of regulating laws ("What are"). Paparazzi count on freedom of speech and freedom of press but you may not disturb the peace. Of paparazzi are invading celebrities' privacy, lives, and harassing them, they must be disturbing the peace. At the Grammys or Oscars there are plenty of paparazzi but everyone has their right to privacy. Paparazzi should not be able to surround your car or your family when trying to go to the store or for a ride to the beach. Halle Berry, who is having a problem with the paparazzi taking photos of her four year old daughter, stated "our children should be off limits. They are innocent" which means they have no reason to be imposed on the media for being a celebrities' child ("Justin Timberlake"). Some magazines like "People" and "US Weekly" do not publish unauthorized pictures of celebrities and their children. Paparazzi should have permission before taking pictures of children and if the paparazzi does take a picture they should be arrested for not having permission of the parental guardian. Even this there are some laws on paparazzi, there aren't any on protecting the children, which should be
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