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Policing business online

The advent of online commerce has raised a variety of legal challenges. Some of the most recent cases focus on auction and barter sites.

The advent of online commerce has raised a variety of legal challenges. In some of the most recent cases, the courts and regulators have focused on auction and barter sites.

FTC bans Net auctioneer
An online auctioneer who allegedly took bids on computers but never delivered them is banned for life from doing business on the Net.

Yahoo message board users sued
A publicly traded Net company takes aim at 100 "John Does" for allegedly posting inaccurate and defamatory statements on Yahoo Finance.

Auction site's ads probed
A state attorney general's office notifies online auction firm eBay that it has received customer complaints about its advertising practices and its role in sales on its site.