Yahoo! tries to find Nazi-filter solution in France

Summary:Yahoo! Inc. has contacted the French network security firm Edelweb to gather a list of sustainable "technical solutions" regarding the Nazi-auctions lawsuit brought against the Web portal by French anti-racist organizations, ZDNet France has learned.

Yahoo! Inc. has contacted the French network security firm Edelweb to gather a list of sustainable "technical solutions" regarding the Nazi-auctions lawsuit brought against the Web portal by French anti-racist organizations, ZDNet France has learned. A French court in May urged Yahoo! to present by July 24 some "technical solutions" that would prevent French Internet users from accessing such auction pages, which are not allowed by French law. One possible solution, by New York-based Infosplit, is not new -- to locate Internet users with IP addresses used to connect to the Net. But finding too good a solution could work against Yahoo!. Said Yahoo! France General Manager Philippe Guillanton in a recent interview: "If we allow (this filtering for France), we could be sued by any country regarding any content." Full story (in French). -- Marjorie Sylvain, ZDNet France

Topics: Legal, Networking, Security

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