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The US legal code stems from a constitution which describes inalienable rights. The Japanese legal code, some of which stems from a far newer constitution, some predates it, explicitly defines rights and they are considered to come from the law itself. There are many other ways that rights can be defined or explicitly restricted. My comment wasnt about philosophy or the relative merits of one legal system or another but the simple reality described by this article that there is no such place as "online" and that laws or rights are attached to place.
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