California bans paparazzi from using drones to spy on celebrity homes
Following campaigns by several lawmakers and complaints from celebrities, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday prohibiting paparazzi from using drones to surveil private property.
Through the new ban, “physical invasion of privacy” in the state has been redefined to include flying a drone over private land for the purpose of taking a picture or video, the Los Angeles Times reports.
It closes a loophole in paparazzi legislation passed last year by prohibiting the flying of drones in the “airspace above the land of another” in order to “peer into windows, capture goings on and otherwise spy on the private lives of public persons.” Read more…