Print Page | Contact Us | Your Cart | Sign In | Register
News & Press: General News: General News

APME signs letter protesting the Steve Tyler Act

Friday, February 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
Share |


Colleagues,

Earlier this week APME signed a letter of protest sent to the Hawaiian Senator whoauthored a bill that would add enhanced criminal penalties for those photographing and recording celebrities or anyone else who reasonably believed that such an act was offensive. This is called the Steven Tyler Act and there have been a few stories about it. See:http://www.wcvb.com/news/entertainment/-Steven-Tyler-Act-to-protect-celebs-from-paparazzi/-/9848582/18402244/-/qd64agz/-/index.html

Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel for National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wrote to Sen. Kalani English asking the senator to withdraw his bill that "as drafted tramples on the First Amendment rights of citizens and journalists.” APME and several other media organizations support the NPPA’s efforts to stop this bill. The bill is being presented today in a Senate hearing in Honolulu. I will keep you posted.


Teri Hayt
Executive Editor
GateHouse Ohio Newspapers
The Repository | The Times-Reporter
The Independent | The Suburbanite
teri.hayt@cantonrep.com


Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

Quick Links

Home About News Events

Connect