What exactly are the "paparazzi" and what laws regulate their behavior? Reciprocally, what laws protect celebrities from paparazzi and exploitation of their personas? In the latest installment of this series, Peter Afrasiabi answers these and many other interesting questions related to celebrities and their paparazzi followers, while reviewing the history of the regulation of paparazzi, the laws that govern the manner of capturing celebrity photos and ownership of photos, as well as the rights of celebrities to control their likeness and persona through the legal system.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.