This week, following two years of negotiations between Internet platforms and rights owners, 29 participants have signed an EU Memorandum of Understanding on the sale of counterfeit goods over the Internet. eBay, Amazon, LVMH, L\'Oréal, Adidas and other prominent brands agreed on a set of cooperative best practice principles. Click here to read more about the Memorandum and here for eBay\'s policy paper on stolen goods.
U.S. Congressman Dan Lungren (CA-3) toured eBay Inc.’s California headquarters last week and met with CEO John Donahoe to discuss public policy matters of interest to eBay, PayPal and the greater e-commerce industry. Lungren is a lead co-sponsor of eBay-applauded legislation to protect small online businesses from costly sales tax burdens.
Producers, sports teams and ticketing agents already have out-sized control over ticket prices, delivery fees and technologies. They\'re advocating for restrictive ticketing policies to prevent people from reselling or even sharing their tickets. If you believe that when you buy a ticket YOU own it, then tell your state legislators to preserve a vibrant secondary market. Visit the Fan Freedom Project today to make your voice heard.
Don’t let the name fool you. “Fan protected paperless ticketing” is Ticketmaster’s name for its new restrictive ticketing system. And while it’s touted as a way to protect fans, this new system will actually limit fans’ rights, including the right to give away or sell your tickets online and on your own terms. Check out some press on the issue and read eBay/StubHub’s position on ticket sales.
On 4th Monday 2011 the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW, unveiled his 100 Day Action Plan for the State.
The 100 Day Action Plan will implement many of Premier O’Farrell’s election promises and make the improvements in NSW that the community has called for.