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  • Japan Moves Toward Blocking Online Child Porn
    By on May 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    crimeandpunishment writes “In the wake of increased international demands that it do something about its legal lenience toward child pornography, Japan is beginning to take action, albeit slowly. Thursday a government task force recommended that kiddie porn sites be blocked as soon as they’re discovered, instead of waiting for an investigation or arrests. Making or distributing child porn is illegal in Japan, but possession is not … and critics (more…)

  • Murdoch To Explore Blocking Google Searches
    By on November 9, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    In another move sure to continue the certain doom looming over classic publications, Rupert Murdoch has elaborated on the direction he would take in an effort to monetize the content that his websites deliver by attempting to block much of Google’s ability to scan and index his news sites. “Murdoch believes that search engines cannot legally use headlines and paragraphs of news stories as search results. ‘There’s a doctrine called “fair use,” which (more…)