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Senate approves Net porn restrictions

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a complicated child safety bill that also would ban computer-generated child pornography and sexually explicit Internet sites with misleading addresses. With the Senate's 98-0 vote, the measure now goes to President George W. Bush for his expected signature.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 400 to 25 to approve the 118-page bill, which was the product of a compromise between House and Senate negotiators. The final version of the legislation bans erotic, computer-generated images that are "indistinguishable from" real children or teenagers and says that anyone who tries to lure an underage person to a sexually explicit site that is "harmful to minors" faces up to four years in prison.