Yahoo's Ongoing War Crimes Lawsuit
from the border-patrol-anyone? dept
We’ve covered the ongoing attempts by the French government to accuse Yahoo of war crimes for allowing Nazi memorabilia to be sold on their US site (though, not on the French Yahoo site). This is an important case because of what it may mean concerning how international laws apply to the internet. The Associated Press is running an article about a minor Yahoo victory in the case which includes a tidbit of news I hadn’t realized. Technically, Yahoo has been fined by the French government $13,000 per day since February of 2001 — meaning they currently owe $5 million. It appears, for the time being, they’re simply ignoring this.