Part I Sexually Explicit Matter
Part II Ultra-Violent Explicit Video Games

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 722 > Act 33 of 1978

  • Computer: means any connected, directly interoperable or interactive device, equipment, or facility that uses a computer program or other instructions to perform specific operations including logical, arithmetic, or memory functions with or on computer data or a computer program and that can store, retrieve, alter, or communicate the results of the operations to a person, computer program, computer, computer system, or computer network. See Michigan Laws 722.673
  • Computer network: means the interconnection of hardwire or wireless communication lines with a computer through remote terminals, or a complex consisting of 2 or more interconnected computers. See Michigan Laws 722.673
  • Display: means to put or set out to view or to make visible. See Michigan Laws 722.671
  • Disseminate: means to sell, lend, give, exhibit, show, or allow to examine or to offer or agree to do the same. See Michigan Laws 722.671
  • Disseminate: means to sell, lend, give, exhibit, show, or allow to examine or to offer or agree to do the same. See Michigan Laws 722.686
  • Erotic fondling: means touching a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if the person is female, breasts, for the purpose of sexual gratification or stimulation. See Michigan Laws 722.672
  • Harmful to minors: means sexually explicit matter that meets all of the following criteria:

    (i) Considered as a whole, it appeals to the prurient interest of minors as determined by contemporary local community standards. See Michigan Laws 722.674

  • Harmful to minors: means having all of the following characteristics:

    (i) Considered as a whole, appeals to the morbid interest in asocial, aggressive behavior of minors as determined by contemporary local community standards. See Michigan Laws 722.686

  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 324.51502
  • Minor: means a person less than 18 years of age. See Michigan Laws 722.671
  • Minor: means a person less than 17 years of age. See Michigan Laws 722.686
  • Nudity: means the lewd display of the human male or female genitals or pubic area. See Michigan Laws 722.672
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.30503
  • Restricted area: means any of the following:

    (i) An area where sexually explicit matter is displayed only in a manner that prevents public view of the lower 2/3 of the matter's cover or exterior. See Michigan Laws 722.671

  • Sadomasochistic abuse: means either of the following:

    (i) Flagellation, or torture, for sexual stimulation or gratification, by or upon a person who is nude or clad only in undergarments or in a revealing or bizarre costume. See Michigan Laws 722.672

  • Sexual excitement: means the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Michigan Laws 722.672
  • Sexual intercourse: means intercourse, real or simulated, whether genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between a human and an animal. See Michigan Laws 722.672
  • Sexually explicit matter: means sexually explicit visual material, sexually explicit verbal material, or sexually explicit performance. See Michigan Laws 722.673
  • Sexually explicit performance: means a motion picture, video game, exhibition, show, representation, or other presentation that, in whole or in part, depicts nudity, sexual excitement, erotic fondling, sexual intercourse, or sadomasochistic abuse. See Michigan Laws 722.673
  • Sexually explicit visual material: means a picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, video game, or similar visual representation that depicts nudity, sexual excitement, erotic fondling, sexual intercourse, or sadomasochistic abuse, or a book, magazine, or pamphlet that contains such a visual representation. See Michigan Laws 722.673
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Ultra-violent explicit video game: means a video game that continually and repetitively depicts extreme and loathsome violence. See Michigan Laws 722.686
  • Video game: means an object or device that stores recorded data or instructions generated by a person who uses it, and by processing the data or instructions creates an interactive game capable of being played, viewed, or experienced on or through a computer, gaming system, game console, or other technology. See Michigan Laws 722.686