Paparazzi are known to go to extreme lengths for the “big shot.” But after hearing of celebrity horror stories from Jennifer Aniston and others, California politicians created a new law to crack down on the photographers. And Aniston is getting all the credit. The new legislation allows for penalties of up to $50,000 against photographers and media outlets that buy “unlawfully obtained” photos and video that violates privacy laws by showing people “engaging in a personal or familial activity” where they have “a reasonable expectation of privacy” such as private property. As for Aniston, she calls it a public safety issue: “When you have children in the car and the photographers are rushing you, it’s just absolutely out of control. Somebody’s going to die if we don’t do something.”
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