Monday, April 26, 2010
Since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have settled in the Var, a department of southern France, the world's paparazzi have also moved to this beautiful region, whereas just two Hollywood stars have admitted that the reasons for their recent trip they hoped to be better protected from the paparazzi in France, especially as their children born in France have French nationality automatically.
But is it really a good idea to live in France when you're a Hollywood star and what to expect with the paparazzi and justice, are there effective ways to secure convictions?
The French law is one of the world's most protective of privacy, which is why some celebrities conclude that it is advantageous for personalities from the entertainment world or the media to settle on French territory.
In effect since 1970, French law is actually one of the best in the world in the protection of privacy in a democracy. The origin of this law there is a celebrity, Brigitte Bardot, who is one of the first celebrities to have been pressured by the paparazzi who stalked him and left him not a single moment of respite, a bit like Britney Spears TODAY 'hui.
It is to contain spills and maintain public order that France has a legal arsenal very sharp and very innovative to protect the privacy of celebrities, but these laws are valid in France and regard to foreign publications, celebrities are not really any more protected in France than elsewhere if a photo is taken on our territory, but published in a newspaper or magazine people from another country or on the internet.
And the problem of international celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is they have to move very often, in countries where the law is much less protective than in France, which means that photos can be taken and published around the world even if those celebrities live officially in France.
The only advantage to living in France is that when the figures are on French soil, the law is very protective of privacy, photographers robbers photos should be less intrusive than in other countries or they do not fear convictions for violation of privacy, but this is by always true, since pictures of the biggest stars are selling so expensive that some amateur photographers and professionals are even willing to do a few days or weeks in jail to get the scoop and the photo that will sell millions of dollars, as the photo of baby actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
In France, too, celebrities can win lots of money they are bringing the trial, but money is certainly not the motivation in the case of multi-millionaires international stars, but rather small for celebrities or actors Olivier Martinez as pathetic attack even small websites amateur so that everyone knows he lives with singer Kylie Minogue and they will marry if it becomes pregnant.
Even if the celebrities know very well that they have every chance of winning the trial they are bringing, they also know that the amounts won in respect of damage are often absurd, and often it is only of symbolic one euro, and unlike Britain or what type of trial can pay big dividends.
But for players missed, especially French, it is true that many thousands of dollars each trial can already pay for a vacation or a few good restaurants, which is not negligible when one is not on top of celebrity.
Besides, if we analyze the frequency of trials we realize that these are the stars from the TV reality attacking more in terms of privacy for the duration of their fame is often very short, they prefer try to earn money quickly before returning to the trash as they did before being in the spotlight. This is true of many participants in TV show Star Academy, New Star, Temptation Island, Loft, Secret Story, and other programs that attract the press several weeks a year and then forget all those contenders celebrity.
While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are perhaps not yet totally safe in France, but if a judge sentenced him to imprisonment for a paparazzo who enter their property, this could be a strong message against all Photo thieves who learn and maybe a little respect for individuals, even when they are international celebrities.