are photographers who take pictures of athletes, celebrities,
politicians, and other prominent people usually while they are going
about normal life routines and naturally to make money by selling
pictures. Despite the fact that i love seeing pictures and hearing
gossip about celebrities its quite disgusting to see paparazzi
disrupting their normal lives.
Can the Law Protect celebrities?
The only solution that will prevent the paparazzi from invading the privacy of celebrities, stalking celebrities and distorting the image of celebrities is to enforce a law worldwide that prevents the paparazzi from doing these things. According to a journal article written by Keith D. Willis titled, “Paparazzi, Tabloids, and the New Hollywood Press: Can Celebrities Claim a Defensible Publicity Right in Order to Prevent the Media from Following Their Every Move,” a law may not protect a celebrity from the paparazzi. “A law was passed in 1997 and amended in 2006 that allows celebrities to recover punitive and treble damages against trespassers, requires offenders to disgorge all funds earned from such illegal endeavors and imposes greater liability for assaults committed with the intent to obtain a photograph.” According to Keith D. Willis the paparazzi can find a way around this law. "There is no law that states that the paparazzi are not allowed to take pictures of celebrities when they are with their families on the streets, at parks or in any other public place. In other words, there is no such thing as privacy for a celebrity. The paparazzi will try to find ways around the law so that they will make the $1 million dollars a year or $6,000 to $100,000 for a photo of an A-list Star. A law should be strengthened to prevent the paparazzi from invading the privacy of celebrities, stalking celebrities and distorting the images of celebrities. As a reader of magazines and a viewer of television networks that display the work of the paparazzi, i think a law for paparazzi invading the privacy of celebrities should be put in place and also for stalking them. If law makers took into consideration the numerous occasions where celebrities had their privacy invaded by the paparazzi, were stalked by the paparazzi and had their images distorted by the paparazzi they will understand that a law should be implemented to protect celebrities from the abuse of the paparazzi. Just put yourself in a famous person shoes, would you like to be stalked??????