According to Wired, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has installed an anti-photo laser shield on his new mega yacht. Now to be honest I doubt such a system exists, but if it did exist what liability would there be?
Well it seems obvious that liability would exist under any ship to ship damage, but what about a photographer on shore. Under the US Admiralty Extension Act (1948), Admiralty jurisdiction is extended to damage or injury to a person or property caused by a vessel on navigable water, notwithstanding that the damage or injury is consumated on land.
This post originally appeared on the old Admiralty and Maritime Law Blog.