Amendment narrows the definition of child pornography and creates new obscenity offenses to cover virtual and real child pornography that involves visual depictions of prepubescent children and minors; and creates a new offense against pandering materials as child pornography and strengthens penalties for repeat offenders.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 108-48 to narrow definition of child pornography in response to Ashcroft v. the Free Speech Coalition; to create new obscenity offenses to cover virtual and real child pornography that involves visual depictions of prepubescent children and minors; to create a new offense against pandering visual depictions as child pornography and strengthens penalties for repeat offenders; to include new findings that detail the effect of the Supreme Court decision on child pornography cases, as well as some technical changes; to require the Attorney General to report on the Department of Justice's efforts to enforce the record-keeping requirements for producers of adult material to demonstrate they are not using minors.

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(A008)

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