October 4, 2010
Scott Griggs at the 2010 eBay Top Seller Summit
<p>Scott Griggs, president of Trainz.com, talks to us about his eBay business and the impact that Internet sales tax legislation (H.R. 5660) would have on his business and others like his. He was just one of many top eBay sellers to attend Government Relations Day at the Top Seller Summit in Washington D.C., September 15, 2010.</p>
October 1, 2010
eBay Applauds Denial of 6.7% Postage Increase
In July, the United States Postal Service requested that the Postal Regulatory Commission approve a special rate increase on a wide range of USPS services, including a 6.7% rate increase on package shipping services. eBay participated in the Postal Regulatory Commission review of the USPS rate increase request, opposing the proposed rate increase because the additional costs would negatively impact hundreds of thousands of small business retailers and e-commerce entrepreneurs who rely on the Postal Service for quality and affordable shipping services. We are pleased that the Postal Regulatory Commission heard the concerns expressed by eBay and a number of other concerned entities and announced yesterday it has denied the USPS’ special rate increase. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-applauds-denial-67-postag... here</a> to read more and the full comments submitted to the PRC.
September 24, 2010
eBay CEO: “New Internet Taxes Would be a Small Business Job-Killer”
“In order to support small businesses, any new online tax collection that emerges should exempt small businesses, and only the largest Internet retailers should face this new burden,” said John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc., in a recent letter to the editor of the San Jose Mercury News. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-ceo-new-internet-taxes-wo... here</a> to see the full letter and to read more about how e-commerce creates opportunity and jobs for sellers, and real value for consumers.
September 21, 2010
eBay CEO Discusses the Green Economy and eBay Businesses
On Tuesday, September 14th, the eBay Green and Government Relations teams hosted two successful events in Washington, D.C. with John Donahoe, eBay\'s CEO. The setting was an intimate breakfast discussion with senior environmental NGO leaders, and a larger panel discussion on the environmental benefits of peer-to-peer ecommerce. <a href="
http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-ceo-discusses-green-econo... here</a> to read more.
September 17, 2010
eBay Lawyer Named “Most Influential” in Intellectual Property
Dan Dougherty, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel of eBay Inc. has been named one of the 25 Most Influential People in IP (Intellectual Property) Law by The American Lawyer magazine. As eBay’s top IP attorney, Dougherty oversees the company’s legal work related to trademarks. <A href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-lawyer-named-most-influen... here</a> to read more about Dan and the award.
September 16, 2010
European Parliament adopts written declaration on ACTA
On Tuesday 9 September, the European Parliament adopted in Strasbourg an important Declaration calling on the Commission to make all documents relating to the ongoing negotiations publicly available. The declaration argues that the agreement should not impose changes in the current harmonised EU copyright, patent and trademark laws or weaken fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy.