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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: French judge still wants to ban Yahoo from selling W
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Subject: FC: French judge still wants to ban Yahoo from selling WWII items
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How to Halt Nazi Sales in France?
8:35 a.m. Aug. 11, 2000 PDT
PARIS -- A Paris judge ordered independent experts to investigate
how to bar French Web surfers from tapping into online sales of
Nazi memorabilia on websites accessed using the giant Internet
Judge Jean-Jacques Gomez said on Friday that over the next two
months one French and two foreign experts should look into ways of
implementing his three-month-old emergency ruling ordering Yahoo
to block the U.S.-based sites which are barred under French law.
The judge rejected one of Yahoo's main contentions, which was that
the English-language Yahoo.com site was outside the competence of
the French court.
He set a new hearing for November 6.
It was the second time he had sought expert advice in the case
brought against Yahoo by the Paris-based International League
against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA), the Union of French
Jewish Students (UEJF) and the Movement against Racism (MRAP).
Yahoo has argued that it is technically impossible to block French
Internet users from websites governed by less restrictive American
laws and that advertise hundreds of Nazi items such as daggers and
Yahoo lawyer Christophe Pecnard welcomed the decision to appoint
international experts. "We will cooperate with the experts in
order to see if any solution is possible," he told reporters.
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