In 1988, the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act of 1988 further amended the 1977 Act by providing that the movement of child pornography prohibited by the statute encompassed movement accomplished “by any means including by computer.” Two years later, another amendment was added, 18 U.S.C.A. § 2252, as part of the Child Protection Restoration and Penalties Enhancement Act of 1990, to include child pornography that contained “materials” that had moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
Validity, Construction, and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 2252A(a), Proscribing Certain Activities Relating to Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography, 2 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 533, 2, 2 n.7 (supp. 2016) (citing Bradley Scott Shannon, The Jurisdictional Limits of Federal Criminal Child Pornography Law, 21 U. Haw. L.Rev. 73 (1999)).