January 5, 2011
First Sale Doctrine Upheld in Ninth Circuit Court -- A Win for eBay Buyers and Sellers
In a victory for eBay buyers and sellers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the First Sale Doctrine this week in the case of Augusto versus Universal Music Group. After a series of previous setbacks for the First Sale Doctrine, Augusto defeated Universal Music Group. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/first-sale-doctrine-upheld-nin... here</a> to read more about the case and to download the Ninth Circuit Court\'s order.
January 5, 2011
eBay Inc. on the Scene
David London, Director of State Government Relations, and Jack Christin, Associate General Counsel for eBay Inc. attended the January 3rd inauguration of California’s new Attorney General, Kamala Harris. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-inc-scene">Click here</a> to see a photo.
December 24, 2010
On 30th November 2010, following nearly five months of consultations, the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) provided to the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs the findings regarding an inquiry into ticket onselling in the Australian market. The findings have ruled that ticket scalping is a minor issue in Australia and that no regulatory action needs to be taken.
December 21, 2010
eBay Inc. Releases Statement on FCC Net Neutrality Ruling
"eBay Inc. supports the action of the Federal Communications Commission today to protect an open Internet that promotes investment, entrepreneurship, innovation and competition. The open Internet ecosystem is a proven engine empowering job creation and consumer choice by bringing the global marketplace for goods and ideas to every small business and Internet user across America."
December 16, 2010
eBay Asia Honors Excellence in Political Communications
The Government Relations team of eBay’s Asia-Pacific region is excited to join PublicAffairsAsia as a sponsor of the 2010 Gold Standard Awards (GSA). The GSA recognizes excellence in public affairs and corporate communications. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-asia-honors-excellence-po... here</a>to read more about the nominees.
December 14, 2010
Federal Trade Commission Publishes Report on Privacy in the Era of Rapid Change
The Federal Trade Commission has released its Staff Report on Privacy. It is entitled: “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” If you would like to read the entire report, please click through to <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/12/101201privacyreport.pdf">the FTC\'s website</a>
December 8, 2010
PayPal Hosts Inaugural Government Relations Event in Tokyo
Last month, two PayPal merchants traveled to Tokyo to tell their entrepreneurial stories to Members of the Japanese Diet. Joined by PayPal Japan Country Manager, Andrew Pipolo, and Michelle Peacock, Sr. Director of PayPal Global Govt. Relations, the merchants explained to the Members of the Diet how PayPal has been the key to their success.
December 8, 2010
Buyers and Sellers Should Check Refund Policies
From 1st January 2011 the new consumer protection law comes into force. “The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) replaces 20 existing Federal, State and Territory laws with one national law,” said the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP. The ACL includes new regulations guaranteeing consumer rights when buying goods and services, replacing existing laws on conditions and warranties. <a href="/news-events/buyers-and-sellers-should-check-refund-policies">Read more.</a>