If you watched today\'s Congressional hearing on "Combating Organized Retail Crime", you\'d wonder how the rhetoric could change so significantly and positively, compared to a hearing on the same topic--in front of the same subcommittee-just a year ago.
I remember testifying at the Sep-2008 hearing, when the National Retail Federation (NRF) described how regular folks get "hooked" on the "addictive qualities" of selling online, and then steal to "support their online selling habit." Naturally, I took issue with that, and was joined by hundreds of NetChoice members in demanding an apology from the NRF.
While we got no apology, I think we got something much better at today\'s hearing...
Also of interest: eBay\'s Stolen Goods Policy Paper