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dc.contributor.authorKariyawasam, Kanchanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuy, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:14:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:14:13Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-26T00:12:33Z
dc.identifier.issn07291485en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36345
dc.description.abstractThe precise content and scope of contract law governing the buying and the selling of goods on eBay have long been a cause for considerable concern - particularly for online users of eBay. The rise in the use of online auctions has presented the law with a number of interesting challenges in consumer protection. Clearly, there is a mismatch and fundamental discrepancy between the operation of online 'auction' sites, such as eBay, and conventional law as articulated in common law contract casebooks. This article examines the legal position of individual online auction users in Australia (buyers and sellers) and focuses on the potential risks, liabilities and obligations users may face. Very little academic attention has, so far, been paid in Australia to the legal processes and issues relating to the use of online auction sites such as eBay. It is, therefore, timely and appropriate that the issue be examined in detail and the law relating to online auction processes be clarified. This article examines whether current law sufficiently protects Australian consumers who utilise online auctions and whether additional legislative regulatory intervention is required. The paper then looks at some judicial decisions made in Australia and overseas which have addressed the precise legal construction of eBay and its attendant responsibility to online consumers. Finally, the paper concludes that better enforcement of consumer rights is vital for online auctions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Tasmaniaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jlisjournal.org/BackEds/vol19_1.html#Kariyawasamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom42en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto72en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Law, Information and Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial and Contract Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180105en_US
dc.titleThe Contractual Legalities of Buying and Selling on eBay: Online Auctions and the Protection of Consumersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 University of Tasmania. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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