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.
February 18, 2009
Welcome to eBay Main Street 2009
2009 is already a big year for eBay Main Street. 6,000 new people joined the Community in January, and we\'re happy to welcome them with a brand-new web site. If this is your first visit - or just your first visit in a while - spend some time looking around. Are you passionate about preserving a free and open Internet? Do you love all things e-commerce? Then spread the word with a link from your blog or web site and be sure to subscribe to the site feed to keep updated with what\'s going on. Here\'s to a successful 2009!