eBay beats the gripe rap

Originally posted 2006-08-10 23:24:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Eric Goldman reports on a California case that holds eBay not liable for bum feedback:

This risk of liability is the dark side of the “Web 2.0” and the emphasis on “user-generated content.” It’s all fun and games until someone serves a subpoena–and when users realize that responding candidly to those seemingly innocuous requests for feedback might lead to the courthouse, we should expect to see either platitudes or silence.

As usual I like Eric’s comment, but I don’t understand this one.  It’s when the subpoena is served that the fun and games start!
Essex County Hall of Records
Maybe he just doesn’t know what fun is.



Author:Ron Coleman

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2 Responses to “eBay beats the gripe rap”

  1. August 11, 2006 at 9:21 am #

    It sounds like a bad Foreigner song: “I want to know what fun is….” Eric.

  2. August 13, 2006 at 7:34 pm #

    There’s another kind of Foreigner song?