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Tyler, Fleetwood attend celeb privacy hearing

The Associated Press, Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:38pm (PST)

HONOLULU (AP) — Rock stars Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood are at a Hawaii legislative hearing to push a bill aimed at protecting celebrities' privacy.

The so-called Steven Tyler Act would give celebrities or anyone else the power to sue paparazzi who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.

Tyler says he had his manager draft the bill and requested that Sen. Kalani English introduce it on his behalf.

The former "American Idol" judge recently bought a multi-million dollar home in English's district on Maui.

National media organizations oppose the bill and say the law would infringe on constitutional rights.

More than two-thirds of the state Senate co-sponsored the measure. Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne are among more than a dozen celebrities who submitted testimony supporting the bill.

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