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Re: Townsend

On 14 Jan 2003 at 12:00, Dave Faneuf wrote:

> I'm certainly no expert, but do you mean that if someone legitimately
> wants to write a book on the internet child porn industry they would
> face charges if they went on line to  research the topic? df

Yes.  It happened to an NPR freelance reporter in Maryland in 1998, 
and he ended up pleading guilty after a judge refused to allow him a 
First Amendment defense.  


He was sentenced to 18 months in prison: