United States

August 18, 2009

In June, we told you about iAWFUL (the Internet Advocates\' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) as part of a broader effort to push back against America\'s worst Internet legislation. This week, NetChoice unveiled iAWFUL’s newest list of the 10 Worst Internet Bills/laws in America.

August 14, 2009

PayPal Introduces Student Accounts - PayPal is introducing a new product, Student Accounts. Parents can have up to four student accounts associated with their PayPal account. This is a great opportunity for parents to help teach financial responsibility to their children. Click here to watch an interview with PayPal VP Don Fotsch on the new Student Accounts. Click Here to get started with Student Accounts.

August 5, 2009

US Local Governments Adopt PayPal- The safety, security and cost saving benefits of PayPal are leading local governments to adopt it.  Click here for the full article. Click Here to get started with PayPal for Governments.

July 31, 2009

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy passed the Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009, H.R. 3190, by voice vote without opposition. eBay applauds the Committee for taking this important step to protect consumers and small businesses from the anti-competitive effects of retail price fixing.

July 20, 2009

What’s that Sound? It’s Twittering on Main Street.

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July 20, 2009

eBay Voices Strong Support for the “Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009”
July 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations at eBay Inc, made the following statement today regarding the introduction of the “Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009, H.R.3190”:

July 20, 2009

In a recent Letter to the Editor of the Seattle Times, Tod Cohen, eBay Inc. Vice President for Government Relations argues that the "editorial advocating for new sales taxes on Internet retailers headlined "Sales-tax collections should be consistent" [Opinion, July 10] misses the mark. The "streamlined sales tax" it mentions would force small online businesses across Washington -- and the country -- to comply with complex tax laws from every tax jurisdiction in every state.

July 7, 2009

The right to fair and equitable access to entertainment, whether that be music, theater, sports or the circus, is something all fans should enjoy. Too often, the resale market is used as a scapegoat for why fans are unable to get tickets during a general sale for hot events.

Legislation in Congress would dramatically enhance the transparency into ticketing for major events, which will benefit all consumers.

June 25, 2009

eBay\'s Summer edition of the Online Business Index which was published today reveals that, despite the ongoing economic gloom, the outlook for online businesses is brightening. Over the last three months confidence is up, pressure on profit margins and prices has eased and more businesses expect stronger sales in the next quarter.

June 25, 2009

Rip off Britain is back, it appears. The surprise finding of an eBay poll of its online traders is that almost 50% have been prevented by the manufacturers of consumer brands from selling their goods at a discount to high street shops. It doesn\'t stop there. Virtually the same percentage said that they had experienced suppliers trying to stop them from selling goods online. Flog our shoes in your high street shop, yes, that\'s fine. But do so over the internet, especially through a site like eBay or Amazon is no go. eBay was not expecting this result.