Unlawful use of television or radio signals; unlawful manufacture or sale of devices to intercept or decode signals; penalty; exceptions.
1. Any person who without authority:
(a) Leads or attempts to lead from its uses or make use of the electrical signal or any portion thereof from any posts, wires, towers or other materials or fixtures employed in the construction or use of any line of a television coaxial cable or a microwave radio system;
(b) Attaches any device to a television receiver of any kind for the purpose of intercepting or decoding the transmission of any pay program of a multipoint distribution system in a manner not authorized by the system; or
(c) Knowingly or willfully and for profit manufactures, distributes or sells any device, kit or plan designed to intercept or decode the transmission of a multipoint distribution system in a manner not authorized by the system,
Ê is guilty of a misdemeanor.
2. The provisions of this section do not apply to the interception by a person of any direct transmission of a television signal from a communication satellite if the person does not charge a fee for admission to view the television show.
Last modified: February 25, 2006