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    18 USC Sec. 1470                                            01/05/2009

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    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 71 - OBSCENITY

HEAD

    Sec. 1470. Transfer of obscene material to minors

STATUTE

      Whoever, using the mail or any facility or means of interstate or
    foreign commerce, knowingly transfers obscene matter to another
    individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, knowing that
    such other individual has not attained the age of 16 years, or
    attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not
    more than 10 years, or both.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 105-314, title IV, Sec. 401(a), Oct. 30, 1998, 112
    Stat. 2979.)

STUDY ON LIMITING AVAILABILITY OF PORNOGRAPHY ON INTERNET

      Pub. L. 105-314, title IX, Sec. 901, Oct. 30, 1998, 112 Stat.
    2991, provided that:
      "(a) In General. - Not later than 90 days after the date of
    enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 1998], the Attorney General shall
    request that the National Academy of Sciences, acting through its
    National Research Council, enter into a contract to conduct a study
    of computer-based technologies and other approaches to the problem
    of the availability of pornographic material to children on the
    Internet, in order to develop possible amendments to Federal
    criminal law and other law enforcement techniques to respond to the
    problem.
      "(b) Contents of Study. - The study under this section shall
    address each of the following:
        "(1) The capabilities of present-day computer-based control
      technologies for controlling electronic transmission of
      pornographic images.
        "(2) Research needed to develop computer-based control
      technologies to the point of practical utility for controlling
      the electronic transmission of pornographic images.
        "(3) Any inherent limitations of computer-based control
      technologies for controlling electronic transmission of
      pornographic images.
        "(4) Operational policies or management techniques needed to
      ensure the effectiveness of these control technologies for
      controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images.
      "(c) Final Report. - Not later than 2 years after the date of
    enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the
    Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the
    Senate a final report of the study under this section, which report
    shall -
        "(1) set forth the findings, conclusions, and recommendations
      of the Council; and
        "(2) be submitted by the Committees on the Judiciary of the
      House of Representatives and the Senate to relevant Government
      agencies and committees of Congress."
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