These methods are constantly evolving and difficult to categorize precisely.But, as presently constituted, those most relevant to this case are electronic mail ("e-mail"), automatic mailing list services ("mail exploders," sometimes referred to as "listservs"), "newsgroups," "chat rooms," and the "World Wide Web." All of these methods can be used to transmit text; most can transmit sound, pictures, and moving video images.The findings describe the character and the dimensions of the Internet, the availability of sexually explicit material in that medium, and the problems confronting age verification for recipients of Internet communications.
"No single organization controls any membership in the Web, nor is there any centralized point from which individual Web sites or services can be blocked from the Web." Sexually Explicit Material Sexually explicit material on the Internet includes text, pictures, and chat and "extends from the modestly titillating to the hardest-core." These files are created, named, and posted in the same manner as material that is not sexually explicit, and may be accessed either deliberately or unintentionally during the course of an imprecise search.Some of these documents are simply files containing information.However, more elaborate documents, commonly known as Web "pages," are also prevalent.Individuals can obtain access to the Internet from many different sources, generally hosts themselves or entities with a host affiliation.Most colleges and universities provide access for their students and faculty; many corporations provide their employees with access through an office network; many communities and local libraries provide free access; and an increasing number of storefront "computer coffee shops" provide access for a small hourly fee.