November 11, 2009
Europeans Campaign for Consumer Choice
Many brands don\'t want their products sold online — on eBay or elsewhere. And they\'re not just talking about new, authentic goods...some are even trying to stop consumers from reselling a product they already own, like a used purse or an unopened bottle of perfume. On the heels of eBay\'s successful petition campaign in the EU, this army of supporters is growing online at <a href="http://www.consumerchoice.eu/uk">www.consumerchoice.eu/uk</a>, <a href="http://www.consumerchoice.eu/de">www.consumerchoice.eu/de</a> and <a href="http://www.consumerchoice.eu/fr">www.consumerchoice.eu/fr</a>. Consumers are using this integrated social networking platform to stand up and defend their right to buy legitimate goods online.
November 6, 2009
"Here Come the Cops!" - a blog post from Steve DelBianco of NetChoice.org
In a new blog post from Steve DelBianco of NetChoice.org, "Here Come the Cops!", he says "while we got no apology, I think we got something much better at today\'s hearing" on Combating Organized Retail Crime. <a href="http://blog.netchoice.org/2009/11/here-come-the-cops.html" target="_blank" title="http://blog.netchoice.org/2009/11/here-come-the-cops.html">Continue reading.</a>
October 27, 2009
European Commission publishes follow-up report on cross-border e-commerce
The European Commission released today its follow-up report to the March 2009 report on cross-border e-commerce in the EU.
The new report, published on 22 October 2009, aims to check the availability of products and to quantify the savings European Consumers can make when shopping cross-border online, which illustrates why it is important to increase efforts to combat the above-mentioned barriers.
October 19, 2009
eBay CEO Reiterates Open Internet Support
John Donahoe joined with the CEOs of major Internet and technology industry companies, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon in a <a href="/files/Net-Neutrality-Letter-of-Support-Chairman-Genachowski.pdf" target="_blank" title="Net-Neutrality-Letter-of-Support-Chairman-Genachowski">letter of support</a> for Net Neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is undertaking a rulemaking on the issue of non-discrimination on the Internet and the process is expected to run through early 2010.
October 16, 2009
EU Sellers Send a Very Big Message
Larger-than-life posters hang throughout the Brussels subway system touting the success of the recent eBay petition campaign. More than 750,000 Europeans stood up against "selective distribution" by asking the EU to change competition laws that unfairly restrict the online sale of legitimate products across Europe. <a href="/news-events/ebay-presents-750000-petition-signatures-european-union">Read more.</a>
October 6, 2009
eBay France Meets Institut des Hautes Etudes de l\'Entreprise (IHEE)
The eBay Government Relations team in France had a successful meeting with 45 representatives from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l\'Entreprise (IHEE) - a program created by l\'Institut de l\'entreprise in 2000 to develop the links between the companies and other sectors of French society.
September 25, 2009
FCC Chair Backs Net Neutrality
In a victory for small business and all who love the open Internet, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski this week announced plans to formalize the current policies that require ISPs to treat all web traffic equally. <a href="/dispatches/372">Read more.</a>
September 18, 2009
eBay presents 750,000 petition signatures to European Union
<p>On 17 September 2009, eBay called on the European Union to amend EU competition law to stop brands from restricting the sale of their products on the internet. Presenting a petition signed by 750,000 European citizens, eBay called for an end to the abuse of 'selective distribution' agreements that unjustly block the online sale of legitimate products across Europe.</p>