(a) A computer technician who, in the course and scope of employment or business,
views an image on a computer that is or appears to be child pornography shall immediately
report the discovery of the image to a local or state law enforcement agency or the
Cyber Tipline at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The report must include the name and address of the owner or person claiming a right
to possession of the computer, if known, and as permitted by federal law.
(b) Except in a case of wilful or wanton misconduct, a computer technician may not
be held liable in a civil action for reporting or failing to report the discovery
of an image under Subsection (a).
(c) A telecommunications provider, commercial mobile service provider, or information
service provider may not be held liable under this chapter for the failure to report
child pornography that is transmitted or stored by a user of the service.
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