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Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

Authors

Ashley C. Null

Abstract

Recent attempts by the California legislature to prevent abuses by the paparazzi have spotlighted the conflict between freedom of the press, which is considered essential to the survival of a democratic society, and the personal right of privacy, violation of which has proven harmful. This article compares California's Anti-Paparazzi law with proposed federal legislation. The author suggests an appropriate course of action for promoting the most effective form of federal legislation on the issue.

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