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18 U.S.C. § 2252C - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2252C. Misleading words or digital images on the Internet

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(a)?In general.--Whoever knowingly embeds words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a person into viewing material constituting obscenity shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not more than 10 years.

(b)?Minors.--Whoever knowingly embeds words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material harmful to minors on the Internet shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for not more than 20 years.

(c)?Construction.--For the purposes of this section, a word or digital image that clearly indicates the sexual content of the site, such as ?sex? or ?porn?, is not misleading.

(d)?Definitions.--As used in this section--

(1)?the terms ?material that is harmful to minors? and ?sex? have the meaning given such terms in section 2252B; ?and

(2)?the term ?source code? means the combination of text and other characters comprising the content, both viewable and nonviewable, of a web page, including any website publishing language, programming language, protocol or functional content, as well as any successor languages or protocols.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 18 U.S.C. § 2252C - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2252C. Misleading words or digital images on the Internet - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-2252c/


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