Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

Yahoo As A War Criminal

from the seems-a-bit-harsh dept

A French court is looking to charge Yahoo! and its former CEO, Tim Koogle in a criminal court for condoning war crimes because they've allowed Nazi merchandise to be sold through their site. Of course, this case has been going on forever, and a US judge has already said that the US-based company doesn't have to comply with French laws on their US-based site. But, escalating this to criminal court and naming the former CEO as well seems like they're going a bit over the top.

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    What's good for the goose..., 27 Feb 2002 @ 7:05am

    criminal law

    Well this is NICE change of pace I must say.

    We've seen the U.S.A. enforce it's own brand of
    law all over the world. The U.S.A. has even
    invaded other nations and kidnapped citizens of
    other nations only to throw them in U.S.A. jails
    for things that were not crimes in the citizen's
    home country.

    I say fire the bugger! Take manifest destiny
    back down a notch. Super power only has created
    a super bully!

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      Mike (profile), 27 Feb 2002 @ 11:33am

      Re: criminal law

      Um. You might have an argument if we were talking about someone who killed someone or something of equal magnitude. But, let's not be ridiculous here. The guy ran a company that has online auctions, and you say it's okay to try him as a war criminal for that?

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