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Title: 5 - Business Regulations

Chapter: 08 - CATV Systems

Section: 230 - Violations

A.  From and after June 21, 1972, it is unlawful for any person to establish, operate, or carry on the business of distributing to any persons in this county any television signals or radio signals by means of a CATV system unless a franchise therefor has been first obtained pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and unless such franchise is in full force and effect.

B.  From and after June 21, 1972, it is unlawful for any person to construct, install or maintain within any public street in the county, or within any other public property of the county, or within any privately-owned area within the county which has not yet become a public street but is designated or delineated as a proposed public street on any tentative subdivision map approved by the county, any equipment or facilities for distributing any television signals or radio signals through a CATV system, unless a franchise authorizing such use of such street or property or area has first been obtained pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and unless such franchise is in full force and effect.

C.  It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of a franchised CATV system within this county for the purpose of taking or receiving television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs, or sound.

D.  It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of a franchised CATV system within this county for the purpose of enabling himself or others to receive any television signal, radio signal, picture, program or sound, without payment to the owner of the system.

E.  It is unlawful for any person, without the consent of the owner, to willfully tamper with, remove or injure any cables, wires or equipment used for distribution of television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs or sound.

 

(Ord. 72-6 § 23, 1972.)