CHAPTER 31. THEFT
§ 31.14. SALE OR LEASE OF MULTICHANNEL VIDEO OR INFORMATION
(a) A person commits an offense if
the person intentionally or knowingly sells or leases, 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 provider.
(b) In this section, "device," "encrypted, encoded,
scrambled, or other nonstandard signal," and "multichannel video or
information services provider" have the meanings assigned by
(c) This section does not prohibit the sale or lease of
satellite receiving antennas that are otherwise permitted by state
or federal law without providing notice to the comptroller.
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.