S. 2137 (107th): Family Privacy and Security Act of 2002

Apr 16, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Mary Landrieu
Senator from Louisiana
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Apr 16, 2002
17 pages

This bill was introduced on April 16, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 16, 2002
Referred to Committee Apr 16, 2002
Full Title

A bill to facilitate the protection of minors using the Internet from material that is harmful to minors, and for other purposes.


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Family Privacy and Security Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to:
(1) develop, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (concerning the policy for determining the addition of top-level Internet domains), a plan for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to establish a top-level international domain meeting specified requirements;
(2) make the plan available to the public; and
(3) enter into any necessary agreements with ICANN to carry out the plan.
Provides a process for the selection of an operator of the new domain.Requires the operator of any web site or online service whose primary business is making available material that is harmful to minors to register and operate such web site or online service under the new domain.Provides:
(1) liability protections for the new domain operator;
(2) registration enforcement procedures; and
(3) outreach requirements.Amends the Federal criminal code to require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to prescribe marks or notices to be included in or affixed to the subject line of any e-mail that contains a sexually oriented advertisement sent to minors.
Imposes criminal penalties for producing or sending such e-mail without such marks or notices.Imposes criminal penalties for the use of image recording devices to observe, view, photograph, film, or videotape for lewd or lascivious purposes the image of another, including of those under 18 years of age, with exceptions.

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