Codebreaker

It’s now against the law in Tennessee to put disturbing photos online

John Moe Jun 9, 2011
Codebreaker

It’s now against the law in Tennessee to put disturbing photos online

John Moe Jun 9, 2011

Tennessee’s Gov. Bill Haslam signed off on the law last week. It updates a law already on the books that bans people from making phone calls and sending emails to someone that they should know would cause the receiver “emotional distress.” The update adds photos to that list. So, now, if you live in Tennessee and you put a photo online that would “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” you could face a $2500 fine or spend close to a year in jail. Some legal scholars say this law is unconstitutional.

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