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Broker.xxx Extends Hand to Adult Domain Owners Banned by eBay

Adult website and domain marketplace Broker.xxx is extending a hand to owners of domains who are affected by eBay's recent decision to ban "items that display sexual activity, sexual content or sexually suggestive poses."

eBay Eliminates 'Adult Only' Categories, Issues Blanket Ban on Sexual Content

eBay has announced it has changed its policies regarding what it considers “adult items” effective June 15, completely eliminating the category “Adult Only” for new listings, with wording that essentially bans the vast majority of sexual expression items on their platform.

Corbin Fisher Sues Alleged Pirates Who Sold DVDs on eBay

Gay adult studio Corbin Fisher has filed a federal lawsuit against several individuals involved in an alleged counterfeit DVD distribution enterprise that used eBay.

Federal Judges Go With eBay, PayPal in Online Billing Firm’s Patent Infringement Case

A federal appeals court panel has denied a patent infringement lawsuit brought by an Internet billing company against eBay and PayPal.

3 Men Sued by eBay for Alleged ‘Cookie Surfing'

In news of particular interest to adult webmasters, eBay has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against three men for allegedly participating in fraudulent “cookie surfing” schemes on eBay’s site.

Chicago Sues E-commerce Sites Over Sales Tax

While California's proposed 25 percent porn tax is causing the most buzz amongst adult website operators, other states, and even cities, are pursuing their own tax initiatives against all e-commerce websites — not just adult ones.

TGP.com for Sale on eBay

Online adult industry veteran Sam Sugar is selling off the TGP.com domain name using the mainstream auction website eBay.

Michael Lucas Has a Sample Sale on EBay

Fans can now own some Dolce Gabbana or Alessandro Dell’Acqua worn by Lucas Entertainment founder Michael Lucas, as well as other items used in various productions, as Lucas cleans out the studio’s closets.

EBay Rejects Google Checkout

In the months leading up to the release of Google Checkout, the search giant’s payment processor, rumors swirled that eBay, owner of PayPal, would not accept Google Checkout as a payment option because it would be viewed as competition. Those predictions proved correct, as eBay has posted Google Checkout on its list of non-approved payment methods.

ASACP Benefits From MPA3/OC Networks EBay Auction

To benefit the work of ASACP, two industry heavyweights, MPA3 and OC3 Networks, have joined together to auction off their products on eBay, with a total projected value of $18,500.

EBay Case Could Change Patent Law

Online auction giant eBay is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, carrying with it a case that could eventually lead to a reassessment of how permanent injunctions in patent cases are handled in this country.

EBay Buys VeriSign Unit for $370 Million

Online marketing giant eBay and domain registrar VeriSign announced a strategic alliance Monday that will include eBay’s purchase of VeriSign’s payment processing business.

EBay to Sell Music Downloads

The online auction giant is taking a cue from Apple's success with iTunes (which recently sold its 100-millionth download), and has launched a six-month pilot program which it hopes will attract the interest of both major recording labels as well as smaller, independent record producers and individual bands wishing to offer songs for download to consumers.