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April 7, 2005

Former Yahoo Exec Cleared in French Case

Timothy Koogle, the former president of Yahoo, was cleared by a French court on charges that, by allowing consumers to sell Nazi memorabilia on Yahoo Auctions, he was justifying "crimes against humanity."  This is the latest development in a long series of cases which highlight some of the legal challenges involved in cross-border jurisdiction over the Internet, particularly when it comes to e-commerce matters.  The CNET article on the current decision may be found here.

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