Steven Tyler Act moves along in Hawaii

Steven Tyler (center) with his attorney Dina LaPolt and Mick Fleetwood at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Friday.
Steven Tyler (center) with his attorney Dina LaPolt and Mick Fleetwood at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Friday.Credit: Oskar Garcia/Associated Press

Lake Sunapee resident and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who also has a place in Maui, convinced Hawaii’s Senate Judiciary Committee to endorse a bill that aims to protect celebs from paparazzi on the island. If approved, the “Steven Tyler Act” would allow celebs to sue paps who take pics and video of them doing private things on their own properties. Tyler told the committee that he understands that being followed by photographers comes with fame — “It’s part of the deal-io, and it’s OK,” he said — but he wants to be able to have live with ease in his own home. The act has been opposed by members of the American Civil Liberties Union as well as the National Press Photographers Association. Tyler was joined at the hearing by drummer Mick Fleetwood, who also spoke about celebrity rights.

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