EBay isn't liable for fake products: Company wins, customers lose


EBay (EBAY) won a lawsuit in a British court Friday, concluding that the company isn't liable for fake products sold on its website.

The company wins twice because it won't have to restrict what folks can sell or the number of auctions. Customers lose twice because they may buy a fake product and they won't have eBay helping them police fraudulent sellers.

As an eBay seller and buyer, it can be frustrating to not get what was described when you buy something. As a seller, you have to contend with hucksters bringing down the credibility of all sellers on eBay.