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[FYI] (Fwd) German Yahoo 'Mein Kampf' investigation halted

[Ich weiss nicht, inwieweit man German "government" woertlich nehmen 
darf. War wohl eher die Staatsanwaltschaft.                  ---AHH]

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Date sent:      	Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:49:28 -0500
From:           	Chris Chiu <CCHIU@aclu.org>
Subject:        	German Yahoo 'Mein Kampf' investigation halted
To:             	"GILC plan (E-mail)" <gilc-plan@gilc.org>
Send reply to:  	gilc-plan@gilc.org

The German government has halted its investigation of Yahoo regarding
online auctions of Hitler's "Mein Kampf." A government spokesperson
explained that Yahoo was merely a service provider and did not itself
offer the book for sale. From a prosecutorial standpoint, since Yahoo
was not fully aware of the Nazi content and could not take steps to
prevent its sale, it could not be held criminally liable for
incitement to racial hatred.

See "Germany drops Yahoo 'Mein Kampf' auction probe," Associated
Press, Mar. 22, 2001 at

Christopher Chiu
Global Internet Liberty Campaign Organizer
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
New York NY 10004-2400
Tel.: 212-549-2535
E-mail: cchiu@aclu.org

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