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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: French judge still wants to ban Yahoo from selling W

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Date sent:      	Sat, 12 Aug 2000 11:40:51 -0400
To:             	politech@politechbot.com
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
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
    portal Yahoo.

    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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