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1 Introduction The Internet is a unique communication medium On the Internet people are not only consumers of contents but also creators of contents Like no other medium before it allows individuals to express their ideas and opinions directly to a world audience So while the Internet and the other online service have welcomed for providing the intellectual tools and for the exchange of ideas and information throughout the world protecting children from the Internets evil influences such as pornography has become a great concern in many parts of the world In 1995 the Communications Decency Act CDA had been introduced in the US Congress and by passage of the CDA on February 9 1996 as a part of the Telecommunications Reform Bill it was modified to be applied to restrict on the cyberspace Protecting minors from the Internet pornography or violence is necessary and we are all responsible for not providing any materials or information that is inappropriate indecent or harmful for minors However I believe that government censorship is not the only way to protect children There are so many systems available for the purpose to protect kids In addition the restriction of the Internet damages the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet Thus I think that government should not restrict any content of the Internet 2 The Internet The Internet was first created in an attempt to connect the US Defense Department network called the ARPAnet and several other communication systems such as radio and satellite networks The ARPAnet was an experimental network system designed to assist military research in particular research about how to build networks that could withstand partial outages ex bomb attacks and its still functioning At about the same time the Internet was coming into being The local area networks LANs were developed Most of these workstations came with Berkeley UNIX a multi-user multitasking operating system originally developed by Ken Thompson and
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