Is EBay next on DOJ's Radar?

from the high-ROE-equals-investigation dept

Apparently the DOJ is looking into EBay’s practices for limiting competition, especially from auction bots. It would be interesting if the DOJ would set precidence on “deep linking” so we could stop discussing it.

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Mark Baker (profile) says:


Whoa, I’m all for having eBay opening up their data formats, but *requiring* them to? That seems excessive.

The market will decide here. If everybody but eBay (Yahoo, Amazon, etc..) used a common publishing format (eg. an Auction XML schema), then aggregator sites would effectively combine those into one big virtual auction site that would make a more formidable competitor.


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