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May 1, 2009

VP Cohen Testifies Before U.S. Congress

eBay Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations, Tod Cohen, has been busy making sure eBay\'s voice is heard in Congress. On May 19, Cohen addressed the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights. On April 28, Cohen presented before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. Both times Cohen spoke about the impact of the Supreme Court\'s 2007 decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. The decision has begun to undermine many of the consumer benefits, such as intrabrand price competition, generated by the open nature of the Internet.

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April 29, 2009

Is eBay a “Special Interest"?

Yes, and we’re proud of it. According to a recent article by Greg Casey, President and CEO of The Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), “Every American is part of one special interest or another, whether as a group or as an individual. The right to be a special interest is written into everyone\'s Constitutional right to petition government…” So don’t be afraid to ask your lawmakers to support the issues that matter most to you. One of the easiest ways to do it is by responding to eBay Main Street action alerts.

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March 30, 2009

eBay CEO Shares Counterfeit Findings in EU

eBay CEO John Donahoe met in Strasbourg last week with EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy to share the success of eBay’s anti-counterfeit efforts. Donahoe handed over the eBay report entitled, “Fighting against Online Solicitations of Counterfeits,” outlining the scale of the counterfeit problem on the Internet and stating that only 0.15% of a total of 2.7 billion listings on eBay were identified as potentially counterfeit (and removed) thanks to our advanced anti-counterfeit program.

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March 24, 2009

IRS Sets its Sights on Sellers with 200 Transactions, $20k in Sales

Read a recent blog post from PayPal senior director of government relations, Michelle Peacock, regarding new federal tax reporting laws that will impact many online merchants. Michelle cites a Forbes article with tips on how to prepare your eBay business for the 2011 regs.

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