Paparazzi Employ Drones to Catch Celebrities on Camera

California state Sen. Alex Padilla is fighting for legislation to put an end to drone use.
1:53 | 08/05/14

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with new fears about drones. Celebrities are sounding the alarm as paparazzi start using them to capture photos of the stars and their homes from high in the sky. ABC's nick watt has the story. Reporter: There's a new weapon in the daily battle between the paparazzi and celebrities. Drones. With cameras attached. We have enough paparazzi issues without the potential of these small hovering aircraft over nightclubs and restaurants. Reporter: This cell phone video shot by Miley Cyrus posted on instagram apparently shows a paparazzi drone hovering over her home. Apparently this began in March. First paparazzi drone footage ever. Ever. Reporter: 247paps.tv flying over a Selena Gomez commercial shoot and bragging about it online. Trying to stop us from taking pictures and we was like, you know what, release the drone. Reporter: A month later paparazzi sending a drone over the spider-man set in long Island, New York. The documentary, sharks of the French Riviera shows remarkably sophisticated equipment and techniques. This time the drone is to fly over private property. Reporter: Alex padea wants legislation to stamp this out. We have a right to privacy. Doing some type of legislation specific to drones, I think it's not necessary. If you're out in public, you don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Reporter: The FAA tells us that above 400 feet a flight that is not for hobby or recreation requires operating approval. And there's not a single paparazzo has that approval. Will that stop them? Probably not. For "Good morning America," nick watt, ABC news, Los Angeles. Thank you, nick. Perhaps it will. The FAA is considering tighter regulations on drones.

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