Australian Court Says Putting Event Tickets On eBay Is Perfectly Legal
from the you-bought-it,-you-own-it dept
We've been noting recently way too many attempts by people or companies to retain control of their products after they've been sold. The fact that it's been allowed with digital products continues to spread into other products as well. Down in Australia, it seems the court has put a stop to one such plan, telling the organizers of a big concert series that they can not ban the sale of tickets on eBay as they had tried to do. In fact, the court ordered them to pay eBay's legal fees. It's not clear, of course, why eBay was even involved here, as it would seem like the type of dispute that would be directly between the ticketsellers and the concert organizers -- however, it looks like eBay just wanted to make it clear that it was okay to sell tickets on the site. Of course, the concert organizers could have just taken a page from other event organizers by claiming that eBay was "profiteering on the backs of the impoverished" in order to make people feel guilty enough to stop.