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How will portal block Nazi material?

Yahoo will ban the sale of Nazi militaria and Ku Klux Klan memorabilia, but that could prove impossible. It also will begin charging listing fees for its Internet auctions, but is it smart?

 

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Yahoo will ban the sale of Nazi militaria and Ku Klux Klan memorabilia, but that could prove impossible. It also will begin charging listing fees for its Internet auctions; some say it was just a matter of time before auctions started charging, but is it smart?

 


Will banning Nazi items work?
The online giant is banning auctions of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan-related items, but preventing such material from appearing on its site could prove impossible.

Is the move to charge fees risky business?
The decision to garner fees from auctions could add as much as a nickel a share to the portal's 2001 earnings, Yahoo could initially lose auction customers to eBay.

Yahoo won?t be the last to charge
With "make money" the new Web mantra, industry analysts say companies will soon start charging for services they once offered for free.

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Yahoo to charge fees, ban hate materials
update Yahoo says it will begin charging listing fees for its Internet auctions and that it will ban the sale of Nazi militaria and Ku Klux Klan memorabilia.