Tastatura - 4:33 am on Dec 30, 2007 (gmt 0) I agree.
Hard to disagree with that. However since Google's not at fault for cached pages it crawls and publishes, Youtube seems to get away with copyrightten content, and forum owners tend not to be at fault for user generated content, I'd expect that ebay will persevere.
However that's one set of comparisons imo. Right or wrong, I think Tiff&co might be trying to make analogy with music industry. There were bunch of music sharing platforms that got shut down because they were deemed as "enabling distribution network" violating all kinds of terms, even though some of the music networks were user platforms and nothing more. Not sure if they will be able to make that parallel...