I was catching up on my Wall St Journal reading and saw an article published last week about a civil suit Tiffany filed against eBay in 2004. Apparently the trial began last week. Tiffany's attorney said that Tiffany had a buying program under which it purchased items off eBay to determine if they were fake. He said 75% of the items purchased under the buying program Tiffany instituted in 2004 were fake. According to the article, eBay's lawyer said that "hundreds of thousands of sellers have been suspended after reports of counterfeit sales" and "a number have been banned permanently. It will be interesting to see if ebay is found liable for "contributory infringement." The trial should end this week.