Craigslist Responds To eBay: I Know You Are, But What Am I?

from the time-to-find-a-lawyer,-guys dept

After eBay released its side of the story in the eBay-Craigslist lawsuit, we noted that it looked pretty damning against Craigslist, but we wanted to hear Craig and Jim's side of the story. Well, their initial response isn't all that convincing. At best, it highlights a few points in the lawsuit and claims "but eBay did the same thing!" But, that's not at all accurate, unfortunately. eBay isn't suing Craigslist because it has a poison pill, or because it wants a staggered board or the right of first refusal agreement -- as Craigslist implies. It's suing because Craig and Jim put those provisions in place by themselves, without the wider consent of the board or eBay as a significant shareholder. In other words, Craigslist's response isn't on the meat of the lawsuit, and appears to be missing the point entirely. One would hope that their response in court has more substance.


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    steveballmer, May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:53pm

    Stupid Arguement!

    Neither of them are important, only MS!@

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:20pm

    Who really cares? I don't!

     

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    Hellsvilla, May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:36pm

    Re: Stupid Arguement!

    dude, your blog sucks, stop spamming

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:36pm

    Craigswhat?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:39pm

    Re: Stupid Arguement!

    Whens the zunephone coming out, monkeyboy?

     

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    astro73, May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:27pm

    Suing without the IP?

    It's a story about a lawsuit over something other than copyrights, patents, trademarks, or some other imaginary property? It can't be!

    Seriously, one (or both) of them broke an agreement. I think this is one of the first legit suits I've heard in a while.

     

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    Sean, May 3rd, 2008 @ 5:24am

    Converted

    OK, I was previously of the opinion that JKR had a case, but now OSC (don't you love the acronyms!) has convinced me otherwise.
    I think my brother has Enders Game, I'll have to and re-read it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 3rd, 2008 @ 9:06am

    Re: Converted

    Wrong article, JKR doesn't care about craiglist, unless they are selling the new Lexicon.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 3rd, 2008 @ 12:41pm

    Re: Re: Converted

    Bush doesn't care about black people.

     

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    jd, May 3rd, 2008 @ 5:41pm

    Wow, a lot of highly irrelevant posts.

    Anyway, the argument is poor mainly because few people have the faintest idea what this article is referencing. It's not like it is an issue that is ramphant in the media.

    A link would be very helpful. In which case, Craig's list it itself is rather shady, and so it's ebay. Granted Craig's is haven for the lowly and not necessarily the nerd in the basement.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 3rd, 2008 @ 6:31pm

    Re: Stupid Arguement!

    NEWSFLASH-
    YOU DIDN'T GET YAHOO.

     

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    thetechguyj, May 4th, 2008 @ 10:47am

    ebay

    e bay sucks craigs list is ok may be some one should come out with an aution that uses both concepts. that would be worth useing




    tech

     

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    Overcast, May 4th, 2008 @ 1:18pm

    Pay pal was enough to get me away from E-bay - Craigslist or not. Btu that being said - I sue craigslist quite a lot now.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 4th, 2008 @ 2:39pm

    Re: ebay

    Well ebay is a combo in a way since you can both auction for items and have them sent to you or you can auction/buy them and pick them up locally.

     

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    Eliot, May 4th, 2008 @ 8:13pm

    Non Sequitor is Latin for 'it does not follow.'

    Seriously, what the hell is with all the randomly useless crap posted as comments?

    Back on topic: I think that Craigslist may have messed up. We'll have to see what happens.

     

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    lecllc1157, May 4th, 2008 @ 9:04pm

    Did eBay break the law or fly below the radar?

    eBay is out to dominate any competitor they perceive as a threat to their way of thinking, even if that domination might break the law. For people who are new to the eBay boycott being supported internationally: As per eBay's new "restructuring" policies and changes, if you want to sell on eBay, you must allow eBay to: 1. Steal your right to leave honest feedback 2. Force an unfair DSR system. a) Punishing you for favorable ratings between "Good Transaction" & Excellent Transaction" 3. Hide your listings in "Best Matches", but not tell you how placings are calculated. 4. Force you to accept PayPal. 5. Put "WARNING" signs on your listings for not offering PayPal. 6. To refund YOUR money (via PayPal) to a customer at PayPal ‘s sole discretion. 7. Withhold your funds for 21+ days, via PayPal. 8. Hide your bidders' IDs. 9. Pad their listing numbers. 10. Lie to the media. 11. Give bad customers coupons, so they will continue to abuse sellers. 12. Increase your FVF by 67%, at their whim. 13. Withhold performance discounts from you. 14. Throw away your feedback percentages, except for the last 12 months. 15. Remove your auctions and not notify you why. 16. Censor your opinions and ban you for those opinions. 17. Red flag your auctions and put others listings on them. 18. Ruin their own reputation by protecting scammers. 19. Make you pay for their mistakes. Boycott eBay, and the monopoly they’ve created! UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDE WE FALL! The International Boycott IS ALIVE & WELL! Join the N.O.I.S.E. & Boycott Feebay / Rapepal. Boycott May 1st and beyond. JUSY SAY NO TO EBAY! BOYCOTT IN YOUR OWN WAY!!!! If you are boycotting eBay, please add your name to the map at: http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=137440513566 http://forums.delphiforu ms.com/boycottebay/messages/?start=Start+Reading+%3E%3E http://www.accknowl.com/index.htm

     

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