Yahoo settles lawsuit in US by two imprisoned Chinese journalists

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Author: BBC Mundo

El portal de Internet Yahoo alcanzó un acuerdo en el caso de la demanda interpuesta en su contra por diversos disidentes chinos por supuesta complicidad en la represión de las autoridades chinas. Hasta el momento no se han dado detalles del acuerdo...Los demandantes alegaron que Yahoo proporcionó información al gobierno chino que fue utilizada para perseguir a varios disidentes. Yahoo...insiste en que debe cumplir con las leyes de los países donde opera...[también se refiere a Google y Microsoft]

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Author: AP, dans Le Nouvel Observateur [France]

Yahoo est parvenu mardi à un accord à l'amiable avec deux journalistes chinois qui poursuivaient le géant américain de l'Internet pour avoir transmis aux autorités chinoises des informations sur leurs activités en ligne, ce qui avait conduit à leur emprisonnement. Les termes du règlement n'ont pas été révélés.

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13 November 2007

Yahoo Settles Case Amid Pressure from Congress and Mounting Legal Challenges [USA]

Author: World Organization for Human Rights USA

...Yahoo [has] agreed to settle the lawsuit filed against it by Human Rights USA. The lawsuit...sought to hold Yahoo accountable for its complicity in major human rights abuses in China. Yahoo had handed over the identifying internet user information of well-known Chinese journalist Shi Tao, and pro-democracy writer Wang Xiaoning, to Chinese authorities, who sought to punish the two men for having done nothing more than expressed their free speech rights...

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13 November 2007

Yahoo settles with jailed Chinese dissidents

Author: John Letzing, MarketWatch [USA]

Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday settled a lawsuit filed against the Internet company by Chinese dissidents who accused it of complicity in their jailing... Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang said that Yahoo will now provide "financial, humanitarian and legal support" to the jailed dissidents' families... Separately, Yang said Yahoo is also now establishing a fund "to provide support to other political dissidents and their families."

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13 November 2007

Yahoo settles with jailed Chinese journalists

Author: Verne Kopytoff, San Francisco Chronicle

...Yahoo Inc. [has] settled a lawsuit by two Chinese journalists who were jailed after the Internet giant provided Beijing authorities with their e-mail records... As part of the settlement, Yahoo said it will provide unspecified financial assistance to the plaintiffs and their families... "There's responsibility for all U.S. corporations doing business abroad," said Morton Sklar, an attorney with the World Organization for Human Rights USA and who represented the [plaintiffs]... Yahoo no longer does business in China after selling its operations there in 2005 to...Alibaba. However, Yahoo still has influence in China, Sklar insisted, in part because it owns a major stake in Alibaba and Yang sits on that company's board. [also refers to Google]

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