Business Ethics: Yahoo Versus Survivors of the Holocaust


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Essay #: 057771
Total text length is 8,237 characters (approximately 5.7 pages).

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The beginning:
Business ethics: Yahoo versus survivors of the Holocaust
Brief information about the situation
In early 2001, Google CEO Timothy Koogle was charged by The Association of Deportees of Auschwitz and Upper Silesia for justifying the Holocaust; they based their allegations on the basis of the fact that the company had refused an order from a French court to block neo-Nazi content on its US-based servers. The response of the company (Google) was that the order violated international and US laws protecting freedom of expression. In any case, Koogle was facing the possibility of time behind bars in France.
Although a run-away success story at the end of the 1990s, Yahoo faced hard times at the start of the 2000s when the bubble burst and...
The end:
.....kes the most sense if the French are truly desirous of eliminating access to certain materials.
As this paper comes to a close, it is plain that the best resolution of this crisis is to have screening software integrated into Yahoo’s operations so that offending materials cannot be accessed by someone who is located in France or any other jurisdiction where the materials are considered inappropriate and illegal. The better alternative, ultimately, would be to get rid of the French laws entirely insofar as, in today’s age of heightened sensibilities, almost anything can be considered “offensive” and therefore illegal. Nonetheless, since that is not going to happen, the solution suggested above is the one that makes the most sense.