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

Im US-Englischen wird "government" gerne für alle bundesstaatlichen Organe,
und nicht nur für die Regierung, verwendet.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Axel H Horns" <horns@ipjur.com>
To: <debate@fitug.de>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 8:40 PM
Subject: [FYI] (Fwd) German Yahoo 'Mein Kampf' investigation halted

> [Ich weiss nicht, inwieweit man German "government" woertlich nehmen
> darf. War wohl eher die Staatsanwaltschaft.                  ---AHH]
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> 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
> http://usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2001-03-22-yahoo-germany.htm
> Sincerely,
> 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