When declaring that in the last year the total value of sold items on a website was approx. $60bn, you can always expect trouble.
The site in question is eBay. The trouble in our story is LVMH, Louis Vuitton Malletier, Christian Dior Couture and four perfume subsidiaries of LVMH to be more specific. Today (Monday, June 30, 2008) is the verdict day when a Paris commercial court could order eBay a fabulous $80 millions damage payment to LVMH since they allegedly encourage trade in pirate and stolen goods and they illegally sell brand products on the site. Isn’t it frustrating to see how the game is only played by the big ones? Why wouldn’t they just ask the 84 million active users from the 39 markets worldwide? See what they have to say about this… I for one, am against this so called luxury infringement and I vote for eBay. What about you?
(afp via scentedsalamander)