Bill would crack down on paparazzi drones

(MGNOnline.com)
(MGNOnline.com)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/28 12:45 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown would crack down on paparazzi deploying drones as they chase celebrities.

The state Assembly passed AB2304 Thursday on a 72-0 vote.

The legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau of Monterey Park would make drone operators liable for invasion of privacy when they photograph and record celebrities in their backyards and homes. The issue was highlighted recently when pop star Miley Cyrus posted a video of a drone hovering over her home.

A bill analysis says existing rules might not consider drones visual or sound-enhancing devices that violate privacy laws.

A similar bill introduced last year failed.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.