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      NY bill quickly follows countering court decision that viewing child porn is not a crime

      A day after New York's highest court ruled that simply viewing child pornography online wasn't against state law, some shocked lawmakers acted within 24 hours to introduce a bill to address it.

      The bill introduced Wednesday seeks to update the law to recognize advances in computer technology. The law would cover video streaming and other viewing that doesn't require downloading or other actions by the viewer to save the images. Although quickly introduced after a Court of Appeals decision, the bill now faces amendments from the Assembly's Democratic majority.

      The court ruled that simply viewing child pornography online isn't criminal possession or procurement under state law, although viewing violates federal law.

      State Sen. Martin Golden, a Brooklyn Republican, and Democratic Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, of Brooklyn, sponsor the new bill.