In a victory for eBay buyers and sellers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the First Sale Doctrine this week in the case of Augusto versus Universal Music Group. After a series of previous setbacks for the First Sale Doctrine, Augusto defeated Universal Music Group by holding that the distribution of promotional CDs constituted a sale or “transfer or title”(regardless of the language printed on the CD stating “not for resale”).
David London, Director of State Government Relations, and Jack Christin, Associate General Counsel for eBay Inc. attending the January 3rd inauguration of California’s new Attorney General, Kamala Harris.
On 30th November 2010, following nearly five months of consultations, the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) provided to the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs the findings regarding an inquiry into ticket onselling in the Australian market. The findings have ruled that ticket scalping is a minor issue in Australia and that no regulatory action needs to be taken.
"eBay Inc. supports the action of the Federal Communications Commission today to protect an open Internet that promotes investment, entrepreneurship, innovation and competition. The open Internet ecosystem is a proven engine empowering job creation and consumer choice by bringing the global marketplace for goods and ideas to every small business and Internet user across America."
The Government Relations team of eBay’s Asia-Pacific region is excited to join PublicAffairsAsia as a sponsor of the 2010 Gold Standard Awards (GSA). The GSA recognizes excellence in public affairs and corporate communications. Nominations across several categories were announced last month, and eBay GR is proud to sponsor the Gold Standard Award for Political Communications.