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Japan Seeks to Outmaneuver Constitution With Piracy Blocking Proposals torrentfreak.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6¬†months, 2¬†weeks ago in Science & Technology

There is no legal basis for site-blocking in Japan and the country's constitution forbids censorship of any kind. Later this month, however, the government looks set to present proposals to local ISPs demanding that they start blocking pirate sites. According to local reports, Japan's penal code allows for direct action when "averting present danger."