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House and Senate Define Indecency

Members of the House and Senate met last night to discuss the Exon Amendment to censor the Internet and came up with their definition for indecency.

House and Senate members met last night to discuss the Exon Amendment to censor the Internet, despite three protests that were held yesterday in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York.

Both parties came up with a definition for indecency that reads, "any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image or other communications, that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards, sexual or excretory activities or organs." That definition is also used to determine "indecent" content on the radio and television.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Rep. Rick White, R-Wash. said he believed an agreement has finally been made and Sen. J. James Exon, D-Neb. said that he is very pleased with the agreement.

Organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) and the Center for Democracy and Technology Policy (CDT) said they will challenge the measure if it becomes a law.