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Submission + - Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotiona (arstechnica.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: "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."

I wonder if this would also apply to ASCII displays of gratuitous grossness? Goodbye E()o()3

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Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotiona

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  • So does that mean I'll be protected from images of Trump, Palin, and Bachmann-Blather-Overkill?

    • Only in Tennessee. It will also protect you from Obama, Reed, and Pelosi, and most of the nightly news. It is probably pretty hard to come up with an image that doesn't cause someone, somewhere "emotional distress."

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