§ 725.20  VIOLATIONS.
   (A)   From and after the effective date of this chapter, no person shall establish, operate or carry on the business of distributing to any persons in this city any television signals or radio signals by means of a system unless a franchise therefor has first been obtained pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and unless such franchise is in full force and effect.
   (B)   From and after the effective date of this chapter, no person shall construct, install or maintain within any public way in the city, or within any other public property of the city, or within any privately-owned area within the city which has not yet become a public way but is designated or delineated as a proposed public way on any tentative subdivision which may be approved by the city, any equipment or facilities for distributing any television signals or radio signals through a system, unless a franchise authorizing such use of such public way 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)   No person, firm or corporation shall make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of a franchised system within this city for the purpose of taking or receiving television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs or sound.
   (D)   No person, firm or corporation shall make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of a franchised system within this city for the purpose of enabling himself, herself or others to receive any television signal, radio signal, picture, program or sound, without payment to the owner of such system.
   (E)   No person, without the consent of the grantee, shall willfully tamper with, remove or injure any cables, wires or equipment used for the distribution of television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs or sound.
(Ord. 5258, passed 10-28-80)  Penalty, see § 725.99