IR 210 Session 17

IR 210 Session 17 - 2 Anti-globalization action III Approaches A Yahoo 1 Posed the case as an issue of jurisdiction Yahoo was incorporated under

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IR Lecture Notes 10.5.07 Session XVII Case Study: France, Nazis, and the Internet I. Conflicts: A. sovereignty vs. globalization B. medium of freedom and the difficulty of controlling it C. security vs. freedom of speech D. difficulty in regulating something which transcends boundaries E. economic interest (Yahoo) F. In summation, globalization forces France to reassess who it is and how it is going to control its identity, and whether it even has control over its identity. II. Interests: A. Yahoo 1. economic; preserving the business model 2. reputation 3. larger questions about policing of the internet in general B. France 1. Asserting their sovereignty over their people
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Anti-globalization action III. Approaches: A. Yahoo 1. Posed the case as an issue of jurisdiction: Yahoo was incorporated under the United States, and so is not under the jurisdiction of France. 2. Suggested it was not possible to prevent French people from accessing foreign web sources. 3. ISPs are like phone service providers; you wouldn’t sue the phone line for what is said over the phone. 4. Yahoo distanced themselves from the Nazi issue, and fought the claims on a more general level. B. France 1. targeting the supplier of Nazi artifacts...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course IR 210 taught by Professor Lynch during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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IR 210 Session 17 - 2 Anti-globalization action III Approaches A Yahoo 1 Posed the case as an issue of jurisdiction Yahoo was incorporated under

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