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The Internet is one of the technologies that are widely used in the world It is also one of the most controversial technologies The government wants to put some regulations on the Internet These regulations mainly consist of the censorship of it These regulations are lead by the Communications Decency Act This censorship causes a lot of problems to its users People are arguing that all this censoring would run people away from it Other people believe that censorship has been needed to control all the indecent material that reaches the eyes of minors The Internet first came into being in the military It was first known as the ARPANET ARPA stands for the Advanced Research Projects Agency There were many universities corporations and governmental agencies using the ARPANET by the 1980s The ARPANET died out by 1989 and what was left from that is what we know now as the Internet Today there are over 40 million people connected to the Internet and an expected 200 million to be connected by the end of the century The Internet is being censored by a few regulations The one that sticks out the most is the Communications Decency Act CDA which is part of the Telecommunications of 1996 The Communications Decency Act which was enacted on February 8 1996 it basically a law that criminalizes the use of any computer network to display any indecent material without an effective method to restrict access to that material from anyone under the age of 18 Many of the Internet experts and authors of books on the Internet believe that the Communications Decency Act is a danger to the freedom of speech over the Internet The inclusion of the Communications Decency Act menaces the freedom of speech and privacy rights of everyoneRussell Wodell Another reason while the Internet should not be banned is because it would
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