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Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
Citation:535 U.S. 234 (2002)
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The Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 (CPPA) prohibited child pornography to sexually explicit images that depict minors but are produced without using any real children, by using adults who look like minors or by using computer imaging. Specifically, Section 2256(8)(B) prohibited any visual depiction that is or appears to be a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The government said that the consumption and use of even simulated child pornography could encourage sexual abuse of children.
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