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FC: Yahoo backs away from we-own-your-Geocities-web-

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Date:          Wed, 30 Jun 1999 19:43:08 -0400
From:          Declan McCullagh <>
Subject:       FC: Yahoo backs away from we-own-your-Geocities-web-site rules

                     Yahoo: Your Homestead's Your Own
                     by Declan McCullagh 

                     4:30 p.m.  30.Jun.99.PDT
                     In response to a boycott and criticism
                     from outraged customers, Yahoo late
                     Wednesday abandoned rules that had
                     given it eternal ownership of all Geocities
                     Web sites. 

                     "We're seeing how we can clarify our
                     intentions, given the recent outcry," said
                     Tim Brady, Yahoo vice president of


                     Yahoo: Your House Is My House
                     by Declan McCullagh 

                     3:00 a.m.  29.Jun.99.PDT
                     If you're a GeoCities homesteader, be
                     warned: Your Web site is no longer your

                     Yahoo, which launched its
                     Yahoo-GeoCities site Monday, says it
                     owns all Web pages, articles, and images
                     on member sites and has "irrevocable"
                     rights to them for all time. 


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