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Name: People v. Cochran
Case #: S099260
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 07/11/2002
Subsequent History: None

Penal Code section 311.4, subdivision (b) provides for a longer punishment for the production of child pornography “for commercial purposes.” Posting child pornography on the Internet to induce others to trade such pornography (without a monetary profit) satisfies the statute’s commercial requirement.