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)
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While I’ve never have bought a single thing on eBay my vote goes to eBay. Save eBay! I kow of too many people who loves eBay and I will not take away their joy!
And besdes that the rich are rich enough but I guess its never enough for these people. As my grandmother always said
I’m anti-globalisation and the people with power that shouldn’t have this power at all. Its dangerous…
Edited: “As my grandmother used to say when I lost something material and was upset about it: “Don’t bother sweetie, its only stuff, material, we came on earth naked and that’s the way we go too. Enjoy life girl!” And then she laughed that special laugh full off joy for life itself…..Bless her.
Oh, Adriana, like always your grandmother seems to have been such a woman! All that wisdom! You’re blessed to have so many memories of her!
As for eBay.. it’s a wonderful place where you can find almost everything and anything. It’s too bad they have to knee before the harsh counterfeit war!
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