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Offline Windpower

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Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« on: June 13, 2011, 03:05:24 AM »


Eugene Volokh, a professor of law at UCLA, notes the pertinent part of the law:

(a) A person commits an offense who intentionally:

(4) Communicates with another person or transmits or displays an image in a manner in which there is a reasonable expectation that the image will be viewed by the victim by [by telephone, in writing or by electronic communication] without legitimate purpose:

(A) (i) With the malicious intent to frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress; or

(ii) In a manner the defendant knows, or reasonably should know, would frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress to a similarly situated person of reasonable sensibilities; and

(B) As the result of the communication, the person is frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed.

He translates this to English:

So the law now applies not just to one-to-one communication, but to people’s posting images on their own Facebook pages, on their Web sites, and in other places if (1) they are acting “without legitimate purpose,” (2) they cause emotional distress, and (3) they intend to cause emotional distress or know or reasonably should know that their action will cause emotional distress to a similarly situated person of reasonable sensibilities



http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/tennessee-law-bans-posting-internet-images-that-cause-emotional-distress#ixzz1P8EkQErq
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Offline MushCreek

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Re: Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 12:03:46 PM »
Good thing peternap isn't in TN (see the thread about a scary day at the beach)
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Offline rwanders

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Re: Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 06:36:27 PM »
This is laughable----it'll never make it past the first courthouse.
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Offline StinkerBell

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Re: Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 11:08:55 AM »
Good thing peternap isn't in TN (see the thread about a scary day at the beach)

I agree!

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Re: Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 11:29:06 AM »
 ;D
These here is God's finest scupturings! And there ain't no laws for the brave ones! And there ain't no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain't no churches, except for this right here!

Offline Native_NM

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Re: Tennessee law bans posting disturbing images on internet
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 08:25:02 AM »
I wonder if any of Weiner's "pictures" were directed to TN...
New Mexico.  Better than regular Mexico.

 

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