EBay Yanked Millions of Scam Items in 2008
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 23/03/2009 15:31
Internet auction site eBay has defended the way in which it handles reports of counterfeit goods, saying that it has delisted millions of items and suspended tens of thousands of seller accounts last year. However, its actions may not be enough to stop a lawsuit brought by a luxury goods retailer, which maintains that eBay needs to do more to stop online auctions of counterfeit products.
Ebay's comments relate to the Tiffany v. eBay lawsuit, which will soon be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals. At the heart of the dispute is a disagreement over which party should bear the responsibility for identifying counterfeit products offered in eBay listings.