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An Expert's Apology
The Yahoo! Nazi Case
The background to this is that Yahoo! were ordered by the French court to prevent French people from accessing auction sites selling Nazi memorabilia, which is illegal in France. Yahoo! said that it was impossible to fully comply with this ruling, so the court appointed three experts, one French, one European and one American, to advise it. I was appointed the European expert.
The remarkable lack of deep thought on this matter that has been evidenced by the press has prompted me to write up my own views. Enjoy.
Ben Laurie, 21st November 2000
 From The Chambers Dictionary: apology: a defence, justification, apologia apologia: a written defence or vindication