Man To Drop eBay Libel Claim

from the narrow-interpretations dept

Last week’s story about a man suing eBay for libel because they wouldn’t remove some negative feedback, apparently caused eBay to look for ways to get the guy to leave them alone without impacting their policies. In looking around, they (just) happened to discover that the guy who left the negative feedback had input incorrect contact information. This allowed eBay to remove the offending comments, without actually adjusting their policy saying that they had nothing to do with the content of the comments, and they were just the provider of the space. In doing so, the guy who is suing says he will drop the libel claim against eBay. No word on whether he’ll push forward with his claim that eBay should be required, by law, to filter out certain words from their feedback boards.

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