eBay’s Ugly Tactics Could Wound the Web

  • New York Times: Treat eBay Listings as Property? Lawyers See a Threat. In addition, because the Internet is built on the exchange of electronic signals, the trespass theory can be used by a Web site to prevent many types of online transactions, the professors warn. They contend that unauthorized linking would be in danger, as are general search engines.
  • Wired News: eBay Accused of Monpolization. Antitrust drums of war do beat about eBay, although they beat softly. A MotleyFool study completed in February put eBay’s market share in the consumer-to-consumer auction space at 85 percent — a figure that sets off bells in an antitrust attorney’s mind. Also, the Department of Justice recently initiated a preliminary probe of eBay’s activities.


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