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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the distribution of peer-to-peer file trading software in interstate commerce.

Actions Overview (1)

07/24/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

05/19/2004Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3235)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/04/2004Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2499)
Action By: House of Representatives
08/08/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/24/2003Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/24/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce07/24/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection08/08/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/24/2003)

Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography Act of 2003 - Makes it unlawful for any person to distribute peer-to-peer file trading software, or to authorize or cause such software to be distributed by another person, in interstate commerce in a manner that violates regulations promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under this Act. Requires inclusion in such regulations of: (1) an appropriate definition of such software; and (2) requirements that any person who distributes such software provide notice that its use may expose the user to pornography, illegal activities, and computer security and privacy threats.

Requires the FTC to develop and make readily available to the public functional requirements for standard "do not install" beacons that allow parents to record on their computers their desire that users not install such software on their computers.

Authorizes enforcement actions through the FTC or by States.

Directs the FTC to conduct a study concerning such software, including the availability of child pornography using such software, security and privacy threats posed by such software, use of such software by juveniles, and the ability of parents to control access to and use of such software by juveniles.