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These cases reveal how the practical effects of criminal restitution are no different from the practical effects of a criminal fine, an undisputable form of criminal punishment. The trial court did not order a criminal fine in the case. As this Article alluded earlier, in the context of cases involving possession and receipt of child pornography, courts are holding defendants responsible for harms for which they are only indirectly responsible. Alaska's public record law states that "unless specifically provided otherwise, the public records of all public agencies are open to inspection by the public.