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2003

Golden Gate University School of Law

Intellectual Property Law

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A Return To Lilliput: The Licra V. Yahoo! Case And The Regulation Of Online Content In The World Market, Marc Greenberg Jan 2003

A Return To Lilliput: The Licra V. Yahoo! Case And The Regulation Of Online Content In The World Market, Marc Greenberg

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The first section of this Article presents the laws governing Internet content providers and the jurisdictional regime that gave rise to this see saw battle. The second section examines a series of court proceedings. The first two proceedings in France in 2000 resulted in a French court order directing Yahoo to add geo-location filtering software to its servers in Santa Clara. The subsequent California district court litigation filed in 2001 resulted in summary judgment for Yahoo. This judgment is on appeal. The third and final section explores the global implications of the French and U.S. proceedings. The section concludes ...