Robert Peters

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the use of personal computers. I also recall being required, as part of a first-year course at Dartmouth, to write a simple computer program. That was 1967-1968, and it was my first contact with the world of computers.

My second memorable contact (albeit indirect) came in 1985. That was the year I began my employment at Morality in Media ("MIM") as a staff attorney. It was also the year a bill was introduced in the United States Senate to prohibit the use of computers to transmit obscene material and child pornography. MIM supported that bill, but it would be three more years before Congress amended the federal child sexual exploitation laws specifically to prohibit sexual exploitation of minors through the use of computers.2 It would be eleven more years before Congress amended the federal obscenity laws specifically to prohibit importation or transportation of obscene matters through the use of computers.