History of penalties for distributing maps?
March 26, 2014 10:16 AM Subscribe
I've heard stories from time to time about stiff penalties for distributing maps of cities, because in times of war, the enemy could use them as intelligence. Obviously, not contemporary stories, now that most everything is mapped a million different ways. I've heard it was true for Japan in WW2, but don't know.
posted by cloudscratcher to Law & Government (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Whether Japan or elsewhere, WW2 or before it, I'm not finding any references to this in any obvious way via search. Does anyone have any insight, a thread to get me going? Thanks in advance.