Child porn sites to face quick blocks in Japan

[Kyodo News] A working group of nine ministries and agencies has reached agreement that Internet access to child pornography sites should be blocked as soon as they are discovered, rather than waiting for site operators to comply with requests to take them down, officials said Thursday.The accord came after the communications ministry, which argued that the government should be cautious about taking the step, was persuaded by the National Police Agency and other ministries that protecting children should come first, because online images can be easily copied and spread, exacerbating the potential damage to victimized children.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100528a1.htmlAlso see:Letters of child porn victims record their distress [Kyodo News]
Some Japanese women who in their childhood were victims of pornography have written about their fears and anguish in being betrayed by adults they had trusted, and in imagining that lewd images of themselves as young children could be still circulating on the Internet.In a letter to the Japan Committee for UNICEF, a college student in the Kanto region said she was sexually abused by her uncle, who took photos of her for six years from the age of 5.
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