As used in this chapter:

(1) Determined to be obscene

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The term “determined to be obscene” means determined, in a final judgment of a court of record and of competent jurisdiction in the United States, to be obscene.

(2) Digital literacy skills

The term “digital literacy skills” means the skills associated with–

(A) using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information; and

(B) developing digital citizenship and the responsible use of technology.

(3) Director

The term “Director” means the Director of the Institute appointed under section 9103 of this title.

(4) Final judgment

The term “final judgment” means a judgment that is–

(A) not reviewed by any other court that has authority to review such judgment; or

(B) not reviewable by any other court.

(5) Indian tribe

The term “Indian tribe” means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

(6) Institute

The term “Institute” means the Institute of Museum and Library Services established under section 9102 of this title.

(7) Museum and Library Services Board

The term “Museum and Library Services Board” means the National Museum and Library Services Board established under section 9105a of this title.

(8) Obscene

The term “obscene” means, with respect to a project, that–

(A) the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that such project, when taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;

(B) such project depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and

(C) such project, when taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.