[MUD-Dev] Re: Black Snow Revisited
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.
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