Japan to Regulate Online Communications?

December 29th, 2007 | Posted in Anonymity, Blogging, Censorship, Encryption, Freenet, Internet, News, Opinion, Politics, Privacy, Security, Tracking | Comments Off on Japan to Regulate Online Communications?

I just saw a slashdot item that makes me wonder about the Japanese government…  They’re apparently getting some laws passed that are laying the groundwork for what has the potential to become an Orwellian regulation of online communications.

Oh, it’s initial purpose is going to be to stop piracy and illegal downloads & such, but the problem is that things like this have a way of growing until they finally get so big and invasive that they could make Orwell’s 1984 look like a walk in the park.

Here’s hoping that tools like freenet and anonymous remailers continue to be developed and kept able to defeat such regulating.

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