I just saw this story on DrudgeReport & I was stunned. How in the world did Tennessee legislators rationalize passing a law such as this?
The story is here: Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"
& here: Tennessee Bans Offensive Online Images - Mobiledia
I'm trying to bring this story to the attention of as many people as I can; if I knew any members of anonymous, I'd mention it to them. I'm especially curious how any Tennessee residents feel about their legislature passing this abomination of a law & their governor signing it.
I assume this law was in response to "Wienergate," but I don't understand how Tennessee thinks this law is constitutional.
Essentially, this law makes it a crime (punishable by up to $2500 in fines & a year in jail) to post any image that might cause emotional distress. The key point is that this image doesn't need to be sexual or violent in nature (the vague description includes any image that might "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress"), nor does it have to be of the "victim;" anyone who happens to see the image is a potential "victim" & can claim criminal damages.
It's more than possible that pictures from TV episodes, movies, videogames, music videos, etc. would now be considered illegal in Tennessee.