Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>topic, what's the new law in California (!) about it being an >invasion of privacy to stand on PUBLIC soil and "invade" privacy >with a camera?> anybody heard this? the so-called "papparrazi" >law? Oh, well, as usual, such ideas originate in CA and spread >like leprosy over the country....... It's going to eventually be proven unconstitutional, but most photographers are afraid of the lawyer costs to get it to the Supreme Court. Hope the CA court is all the higher it has to go. You probably have to be using a telephoto lens to get arrested. That's how poorly it's written. It is the dark side of political correctness, press bashing and left-wing cow-towing to celebrities. It ends up penalizing not only those sleazoids known as paparazzis, but legitimate photographers as well. Technically anyone can be arrested for using a telephoto lens in public places. That's how poorly written it is. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.