2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 90 - Libraries
Part 6 - Internet Protection in Public Libraries
§ 24-90-602. Definitions

CO Rev Stat ยง 24-90-602 (2016) What's This?

As used in this part 6, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Access to the internet" means, with reference to a particular computer, that the computer is equipped with a modem or is connected to a computer network that provides access to the internet.

(2) "Computer" includes any hardware, software, or other technology attached or connected to, installed in, or otherwise used in connection with a computer.

(3) "Harmful to minors" means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that:

(a) Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;

(b) Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, an actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual act, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and

(c) Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.

(4) "Minor" means any person who has not attained the age of seventeen years.

(5) "Public library" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 24-90-103 (13). For purposes of this part 6, a "public library" shall be the equivalent of the library system established and maintained by the governing body of a particular library district or otherwise connected group of libraries and shall not mean each separate or individual library facility established and maintained by such library district or connected group of libraries.

(6) "Sexual act" or "sexual contact" shall have the same meaning as set forth in 18 U.S.C. sec. 2246 (2) and (3).

(7) "Technology protection measure" means a specific technology, including without limitation computer software, that blocks or filters internet access to visual depictions that are:

(a) Obscene, as defined in section 18-7-101 (2), C.R.S.;

(b) Child pornography, as defined in 18 U.S.C. sec. 2256 (8); or

(c) Harmful to minors; except that no technology protection measure may block scientific or medically accurate information regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse, incest, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health.

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