Japan ISP to Voluntarily Block Pirate Sites Despite Censorship Prohibition

One of Japan’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) says that it will begin blocking pirate sites of its own volition, despite constitutional prohibitions on censorship. Industry publication TorrentFreak reports that NTT Communications Corp., along with its subsidiaries, will block access to websites that host pirated content in response to government requests. Other major Japanese ISPs … Continue reading “Japan ISP to Voluntarily Block Pirate Sites Despite Censorship Prohibition”

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  • Jun 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Copyright, Governments, News, Privacy,

New law in Japan lets police arrest and surveil those merely planning or discussing certain acts, like copyright violation

Earlier today, after an intentionally rushed consideration process, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed a new mass surveillance law conveniently called the “anti-conspiracy bill.” The new law creates a list of 277 acts, and makes it illegal to plan any of these acts. With the vague wording of the bill, anyone suspected of planning any … Continue reading “New law in Japan lets police arrest and surveil those merely planning or discussing certain acts, like copyright violation”

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