Posted Wednesday, January 3, 2001

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney, Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Yahoo! to ban Nazi memorabilia from website

YAHOO!, the world's leading web portal, will ban the sale of Nazi memorabilia from its Internet auction pages.

A Yahoo! spokeswoman said the move was not in response to a French court's order to ban the sale of such material, including SS daggers and replicas of Zyklon B canisters.

"We did this as a matter of policy," the spokeswoman said.

The ban takes effect on January 10.

In November, a French judge held that Yahoo! must bar French users from being able to buy and sell such items on its Internet sites.

Yahoo! has asked a US court to overturn the French court's order on grounds that France has no jurisdiction over the Santa Clara, California company.

© 2001 Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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