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.
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.
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. Read the full letter to learn about all the negative consequences of these bills.
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.
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!