Yahoo Cleared In Nazi Memorabilia Suit

“In what might end a three-year legal fight, a Paris court Tuesday threw out accusations by French human rights activists who said Yahoo should be held legally responsible for auctions that were once held on its website of Nazi paraphernalia. The court ruled that Yahoo and its former chief executive, Tim Koogle, never sought to ‘justify war crimes and crimes against humanity’ as they were accused of doing by human rights activists, including Holocaust survivors and their families.” The suit was a complicated one, since France does not allow the display or sale of racist material. At one point, a judge had ordered Yahoo to block French users from viewing or participating in auctions of Nazi material.