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Boy... the subject line sure fits the discussion??? Jim At 06:37 PM 1/4/99 -0600, you wrote: >>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.