Friday, September 01, 2006

eBay Gets Stupid

... but it's still their company and they can do what they want with it.

Homeschoolers are upset with a new eBay policy that prohibits the sale of any teacher's edition textbook on its site.

I'm sure eBay was an important source of materials for them and they're within their rights to voice their concern. eBay is under no obligation to heed their protests though.

From what I can glean from the article, it sounds as if the Home School Legal Defense Association might try to force eBay to reverse the policy through threat of a lawsuit or some other such nonsense. It would be a shame for the homeschooling groups to tarnish themselves with such tactics. Adapt and get on with it.