42 U.S. Code § 17601 - Definitions

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In this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Child exploitation
The term “child exploitation” means any conduct, attempted conduct, or conspiracy to engage in conduct involving a minor that violates section 1591, chapter 109section 1591, chapter 109A, chapter 110, and chapter 117 of title 18 or any sexual activity involving a minor for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.
(2) Child obscenity
The term “child obscenity” means any visual depiction proscribed by section 1466A of title 18.
(3) Minor
The term “minor” means any person under the age of 18 years.
(4) Sexually explicit conduct
The term “sexually explicit conduct” has the meaning given such term in section 2256 of title 18.


(Pub. L. 110–401, § 2,Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4229.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 110–401, Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4229, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
Short Title

Pub. L. 110–401, § 1(a),Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4229, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter and sections 2258A to 2258E of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, amending sections 2251, 2252A, 2256, 2260, and 2702 of Title 18, repealing section 13032 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 2251 of Title 18] may be cited as the ‘Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology To Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008’ or the ‘PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008’.”

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