Tennessee Just Made Offensive Online Pictures Illegal

Goatse. Tub Girl. Lemonparty. They’re in the internet pantheon—and sharing them (or anything else that might shock or offend) will now land you in Tennessean jail, thanks to dubious new law of theirs. The war on JPEGs begins.

The law prohibits the online distribution of any image that might “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Which, really, could be virtually anything. Beyond the obvious fecal-scattering, decapitation, and other horrific things that spill forth from the internet cornucopia of perversion, the law is broad enough to affect lots of benign images.

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Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at JasonRink.com and his film production work at FoundationMedia.org.

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