The Yahoo! Case: Sale Of Nazi Memorabilia In France On Yahoo! Auction Website

The Yahoo case (UEJF et LICRA v. Yahoo! Inc. et Yahoo France, T.G.I. Paris, May 22, 2000) is an illustration of the very difficult problem of international jurisdiction on the Internet. In this case, Yahoo! was hauled into court in France to answer for the contents of its auction website, which featured Nazi materials. French laws ban the sale or display of any items that incite racism.

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