eBay's Paypal

balancing marketplace and regulatory regimes

John Edward Selby, Christopher J. Manning

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    Abstract

    This article analyses the reasons why eBay's April 2008 attempt to force its Members to only use Pay Pal for their auction transactions failed to gain approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It describes and analyses the complex interplay between eBay's marketplace, Australian Competition law and Australian Payments Systems law to determine why eBay was unsuccessful when it had been so successful in the past in imposing changes on its Members. It provides a guide to Members in countries outside of Australia on one method to challenge eBay's dominance and a salutary lesson on the complexity of Internet regulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)168-176
    Number of pages9
    JournalComputer law review international
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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