[MUD-Dev] Re: Black Snow Revisited

Rudy Fink rudyfink at owlnet.rice.edu
Tue Apr 9 12:45:39 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, John Buehler wrote:

> I think it boils down to an issue of perceptions here.  Caliban is
> suggesting bullying actions on Mythic's part, where Mythic TOLD
> eBay to stop BSI's sales.  I'm assuming, and I think Marian is as
> well, that Mythic NOTIFIED eBay of the fact that BSI's actions
> were in conflict with Mythic's EULA.  eBay, not Mythic, made the
> decision to shut down BSI's sales.  Perhaps even at Mythic's
> request, but eBay made the decision.  I could notify eBay that
> Bubba is selling stuff that makes me teary-eyed because of the
> memories it brings back.  That's not going to cause eBay to choose
> to shut down Bubba's sales.  Even if I request that they do.

I don't really feel that the distinction that it was Ebay and not
Mythic that technically stopped the sales is material.

Whether or not Ebay agrees with Mythic's claim is speculative.  I
think it's safer to say that Ebay isn't legally stupid.  Ebay has a
fairly demonstrated history of stopping any auction that might
potentially result in a suit against itself, and I think the Mythic
case is just another example of that policy.

~! Rudy

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