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Short Take: Porn law appeal filed

Representatives of the adult film industry and civil liberties groups filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the Child Pornography Prevention Act, which makes it a felony to create computer images depicting "simulated" sex with minors. A district court judge in San Francisco upheld the law Tuesday. The Free Speech Coalition and American Civil Liberties Union are challenging the ruling on grounds that the law violates free speech by broadly defining child porn to include "fake" images that don't include actual children or films with "apparent" minors.

Representatives of the adult film industry and civil liberties groups filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the Child Pornography Prevention Act, which makes it a felony to create computer images depicting "simulated" sex with minors. A district court judge in San Francisco upheld the law Tuesday. The Free Speech Coalition and American Civil Liberties Union are challenging the ruling on grounds that the law violates free speech by broadly defining child porn to include "fake" images that don't include actual children or films with "apparent" minors.