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The Communications Decency Act that was signed into law by President Clinton over a year ago is clearly in need of serious revisions due not only to its vagueness but mostly due to the fact that the government is infringing on our freedom of speech may it be indecent or not The Communications Decency Act also know by Internet users as the CDA is an Act that aims to remove indecent or dangerous text lewd images and other things deemed inappropriate from public areas of the net The CDA is mainly out to protect children In the beginning the anonymity of the Internet caused it to become a haven for the free trading of pornography This is mainly what gives the Internet a bad name There is also information on the Net that could be harmful to children Information on how to make home-made explosives and similar info such as The Jolly Rodgers and the Anarchists Cookbook are easily obtained on the Net Pedophiles people attracted to child porn also have a place to hide on the Internet where nobody has to know their real name As the average age of the Internet user has started to drop it has became apparent that something has to be done about the pornography and other inappropriate info on the net On February 1 1995 Senator Exon a Democrat from Nebraska and Senator Gorton a Republican from Washington introduced the first bill towards regulating online porn This was the first incarnation of the Telecommunications Reform Bill On April 7 1995 Senator Leahy a Democrat from Vermont introduces bill S714 Bill S714 is an alternative to the ExonGorton bill This bill commissions the Department of Justice to study the problem to see if additional legislature such as the CDA is even necessary The Senate passed the CDA as attached to the Telecomm reform
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