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 <a href="/news-events/vp-cohen-testifies-us-congress">addressed the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights</a>. 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.
April 29, 2009
Is eBay a “Special Interest"?
Yes, and we’re proud of it. According to a <a href="/dispatches/342">recent article</a> 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.
April 23, 2009
eBay Ensures EU Growth
eBay has been a leading force in EU e-commerce policy discussions and recently launched a version of eBay Main Street specifically tailored to EU countries. On March 20, 2009, Tod Cohen, VP and Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., <a href="/news-events/cohen-speaks-global-online-commerce-conference">traveled to Bulgaria\'s capital</a> to detail the opportunities and benefits e-commerce offers to both individuals and businesses.
April 22, 2009
Cohen Speaks at Global Online Commerce Conference
eBay has been a leading force in EU e-commerce policy discussions and recently launched a version of eBay Main Street specifically tailored to EU countries. On March 20, 2009, Tod Cohen, VP and Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., traveled to Bulgaria\'s capital to detail the opportunities and benefits e-commerce offers to both individuals and businesses.
March 30, 2009
Counterfeit Goods not Welcome at eBay
eBay CEO eBay CEO John Donahoe (in Strasbourg) shares the success of the company’s anti-counterfeit efforts with EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy. eBay called on EU regulators, brandowners, law enforcement and consumers to team up and take <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/counterfeit-goods-not-welcome-... significant step forward in beating fraudsters selling counterfeit goods</a>.
March 30, 2009
eBay CEO Shares Counterfeit Findings in EU
eBay CEO <a href="/news-events/counterfeit-goods-not-welcome-ebay">John Donahoe met in Strasbourg last week with EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy</a> to share the success of eBay’s anti-counterfeit efforts. Donahoe handed over the eBay report entitled, “<a href="/files/Fighting_Against_online_Solicitations.pdf">Fighting against Online Solicitations of Counterfeits</a>,” 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.
March 24, 2009
IRS Sets its Sights on Sellers with 200 Transactions, $20k in Sales
Read a recent <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2009/03/small-business-tips-for-the-new-ir... post</a> 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 <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/17/irs-ebay-audits-personal-finance-taxes-... on how to prepare your eBay business</a> for the 2011 regs.
March 9, 2009
eBay Tells Congress to Protect Internet Users
eBay understands the priorities of Internet users. That\'s why we wrote to Congress and asked them to reject discriminatory stolen goods legislation that would raise prices for consumers and jeopardize the safety of their personal information. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/dispatches/331">Read the full letter to learn about all the negative consequences of these bills.</a>
February 26, 2009
Discriminatory Retail Crime Bills Introduced
Read eBay\'s full statement on the online sale of stolen goods legislation. This legislation, just introduced in Congress and backed by the National Retail Federation, doesn\'t have much to do with shoplifting, despite the NRF\'s protestations to the contrary.