Yahoo Asks Court In U.S. To Dismiss Suit Over China – Sam Diaz

From Washington Post:

yesterday asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Internet giant of abetting torture and abuse of pro-democracy writers in China.

Yahoo acknowledged releasing personal user information about the writers to the Chinese government, but said it had to comply with the country’s lawful request and therefore cannot be held liable. Its 40-page response was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for Northern California.

Advocacy groups view the suit as an important test case because it asks U.S. courts to punish corporations for human rights violations abroad. Internet companies such as Yahoo entering the booming Chinese market have had to alter user policies or allow censorship in order to comply with the country’s laws.[Full Text]

Read also Yahoo Files to Dismiss China Human Rights Suit by Stefanie Olsen.

August 28, 2007 12:26 AM
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