posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:45 AM
I suspect this is more political theater,
A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to post an image online that might "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to
Think about it. Is not that PRECISELY the reason people go to movies and watch TV or read books? The whole idea is to be "stimulated" by what you
have usually paid for (the internet in most cases is not an exception to that rule.)
The key here is I can only see this standing if it specifically requires a directly identified target .. in which case the content in question would
be actionable as long as the specifically targeted reader/viewer is identified and willing to press charges.
Otherwise this is a simple direct assault on freedom of expression.
People do not have a right
to NOT be offended.
Since this is all about "imagery" how long do you thin it would be before 'descriptive' imagery falls under the same litigious 'open door?'