California Assembly Bill 2479 signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on October 1, 2010.  This law became effective January 1, 2011. 

     2010 Anti-Paparazzi Law

California Assembly Bill 524 signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on October 11, 2009.  This law became effective January 1, 2010. 

     2009 Anti-Paparazzi Law

2009 Loyola Entertainment Law Review article by Patrick Alach regarding celebrities and the right to privacy.  This paper helped form the legal framework of the 2009 amendment to California Civil Code 1708.8:


A 2010 legal analysis of Great Britain's laws regarding "Harassment and the Media" by Mark Thompson and Nicola McCann.  

Los Angeles County Prosecutor who has successfully prosecuted over 1000 stalking cases.  An expert regarding stalkers who has a particular viewpoint regarding the paparazzi and stalking:

     Rhonda Saunders

2007 Law review article suggesting celebrities use the RIGHT TO PUBLICITY law in lawsuits against the paparazzi and tabloid media:

     RIGHT TO PUBLICITY Law Review Article

Transcript of a U.S. Congressional hearing regarding possible Federal legislation to rein-in the aggressive behavior of the paparazzi.  The hearing was conducted in 1998, after the Death of Princess Diana. 

     Congressional Hearing, May 21, 1998 

Some friends and supporters of The PAPARAZZI Reform Initiative:

     Bryan Hall Photography
     Talon Executive Services
     Longo & Alach LLP
     21 To Win Media     
     Edward Lozzi & Associates
     Cheshire Beane
     Rogers & Cowan
     Slate PR
     Nancy Seltzer & Associates
     Peer Abuse No More!
     Michael Doven Photography
     Melcher System   
     Custom Prop Shop