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French court wins anti-hate case against Yahoo

French court wins anti-hate case against Yahoo SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12, 2006 (AFP) - A US appeals court on Thursday threw out a bid by Internet giant Yahoo to win immunity from paying fines imposed by a French court over the firm's online sales of Nazi memorabilia. But, ruling on a long-running case that pitted the US constitutional right to freedom of expression against French anti-hate laws, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said it was very unlikely that the media giant would ever have to stump up what could amount to millions of dollars in fines.