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Tyler to testify on Hawaii celeb privacy

A bill would limit unwanted celebrity photos and video has been named after the Aerosmith frontman

  • AP
  • Published: 11:28 February 8, 2013
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on a bill named after him that would limit unwanted celebrity photos and video.

A publicist for the former American Idol judge said on Thursday that Tyler has submitted written testimony supporting a plan that would give celebrities power to sue people who photograph them in an offensive way during their private lives.

Hawaii’s Senate judiciary committee plans to consider the so-called Steven Tyler Act. Sen. Kalani English from Maui says he introduced the bill at Tyler’s request. Tyler owns a multimillion-dollar home in Maui.

More than two thirds of the state senators have co-sponsored the bill.

English says the bill will spur celebrity tourism. Opponents say the bill could be unconstitutional.

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