Ivey Publishing
Yahoo V. Survivors of the Holocaust
Product Number:
9B02C051
Publication Date:
10/29/2002
Revised Date:
11/09/2009
Length:
15 pages
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Northeastern University
Yahoo Inc. was the second largest Internet portal worldwide and the leading Internet portal in France. After Nazi-era memorabilia was posted on one of its English-language auction sites, the company was ordered under a French law to block access to neo-Nazi content. Yahoo filed a countersuit, alleging that compliance would violate free speech, as guaranteed under U.S. and international laws. Angered by the company's response, survivors of the Holocaust charged the chief executive officer with war crimes, for supporting the atrocities of the Nazi regime through its Web site. The borderless nature of the Internet raises many issues for the company: conflicting laws and cultures of other countries, differing views on freedom of speech and suppression of objectionable material, ethical considerations and the impact of extraterritoriality.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International
Industries:
Information, Media & Telecommunications
Setting:
France/Germany/USA, Medium, 2001
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
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