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Fighting an Anonymous Enemy: The Uncertainty of Auction Sites in the Face of Tiffany v. eBay and LVMH v. eBay

By Shanna Bailey (2009)

In California Western International Law Journal 


Reference:  40 Cal. W. Int'l LJ 129


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"See also Monica Horten, Is the EU Gunning for  Bay?, IPTEGRITY.COM, May 16, 2008,
 (statement of Phillippe Lacoste,  Chairman of Lacoste clothing manufacturer) ("'eBay ils doivent prendre
responsabilite,"' which translates to, "'eBay must take responsibility."'


"Lawmakers in France appear to be sending the same  message, going so far as to hold a conference on the matter, but not formally giving eBay an opportunity to state its case on the conference floor. At this conference, Marc Antoine Jamet, chairman of Unifab, the French anti-counterfeit organization, "called directly for legislative controls to be placed on the large Internet sites, including eBay "

Citation: Horten, supra (as above)

Iptegrity in brief is the website of Dr Monica Horten. I’ve been analysing analysing digital policy since 2008. Way back then, I identified how issues around rights can influence Internet policy, and that has been a thread throughout all of my research. I hold a PhD in EU Communications Policy from the University of Westminster (2010), and a Post-graduate diploma in marketing.   I’ve served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe  Committee on Internet Freedoms, and was involved in a capacity building project in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. I am currently (from June 2022)  Policy Manager - Freedom of Expression, with the Open Rights Group. For more, see About Iptegrity is made available free of charge for  non-commercial use, Please link-back & attribute Monica Horten. Thank you for respecting this.

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