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Ethical Crisis on the Internet: the Case of Licra vs. Yahoo!

  • Mark Hunter
  • Marc Le Menestrel
  • Henri-Claude de Bettignies
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Abstract

In the early spring of 2000, a Paris-based anti-hate activist and member of the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) launched a media and judicial attack on the business practices of Yahoo! Inc. and its subsidiary, Yahoo! France. The specific issue in question was the right of Yahoo! Inc., a U.S. corporation, to allow visitors to its American auction sites, including the French, to buy and sell Nazi items. In France, unlike the U.S., commerce in such items is illegal; the activist contended that allowing allowing the French access to it, via the Internet, should likewise be considered a violation of French law.

Keywords

Business Ethic Free Speech Ethical Position Online Auction Auction Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Hunter
  • Marc Le Menestrel
  • Henri-Claude de Bettignies

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