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New York Times editorial decries ‘Steven Tyler Act’

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The New York Times editorial page is not impressed with the “Steven Tyler Act,” an anti-paparazzi bill currently being considered by lawmakers in Hawaii. Calling it a “boneheaded measure,” the Times seems to believe the bill giving celebrities the right to sue paparazzi and collect damages is unnecessary and could have a “chilling effect” on legitimate news-gatherers. The bill is named for the Aerosmith singer, who recently bought a house on Hawaii, and has the support of drummers Mick Fleetwood and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, comedian Margaret Cho, and singer Neil Diamond.

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