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Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"

• ars Technica

A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to "transmit or display an image" online that is likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.

The Tennessee legislature has been busy updating its laws for the Internet age, and not always for the better. Last week we reported on a bill that updated Tennessee's theft-of-service laws to include "subscription entertainment services" like Netflix.


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Comment by stupidamerkin
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The picture displayed here just made me an emotional wreck, unfortunately I do not live is police state Tenn, so I guess I'm out of luck on this one.

Comment by Marlow Mosier
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Like a photo of the Tennessee legislature

Comment by tittiger
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And the first amendment be damned! At least for those mundanes without a  lot of money.  Tenn legislature..... F- you!

Comment by tittiger
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Sounds like the "peoples republic of Tenn" I wonder who bought the legislature this time.


Do they remember the battle of Atlanta Tenn? 

(Google has buried this it's 1984 in 2001 time)