(a) A person commits an offense if the person for remuneration intentionally or knowingly
manufactures, assembles, modifies, imports into the state, exports out of the state,
distributes, advertises, or offers for sale, with an intent to aid in the commission
of an offense under Section 31.12, a device, a kit or part for a device, or a plan for a system of components wholly
or partly designed to make intelligible an encrypted, encoded, scrambled, or other
nonstandard signal carried or caused by a multichannel video or information services
(b) In this section, “device,” “encrypted, encoded, scrambled, or other nonstandard signal,” and “multichannel video or information services provider” have the meanings assigned by Section 31.12.
(c) This section does not prohibit the manufacture, distribution, advertisement, offer
for sale, or use of satellite receiving antennas that are otherwise permitted by state
or federal law.
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
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