This Note will describe a brief history of the legal attempts to restrict the paparazzi and the legislative history behind A.B. 3592 and its amendment, S.B. 606. The bills are controversial and have received a significant amount of criticism, due to the fact that they restrict speech by essentially prohibiting paparazzi, known for their harassing behavior, from taking pictures of the children of celebrities. The Note will conclude with an analysis utilizing the void-for-vagueness doctrine of whether the bill is in violation of the First Amendment.
Michelle N. Robinson,
Protecting a Celebrity’s Child from Harassment: Is California’s Amendment Penal Code § 11414 Too Vague to be Constitutional?,
4 Pace. Intell. Prop. Sports & Ent. L.F.
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