The war of words between J K Rowling and eBay continues, with eBay apparently having filed papers at the High Court in New Delhi complaining at statements about the case made by the author and her agents.
The two sides have been arguing over Harry Potter pirate ebooks sold on eBay India (formerly known as baazee.com) since 2004. eBay are now claiming that Rowling’s representatives have consistently misrepresented the case to the media, for example by claiming that they had won an injunction against eBay when this was not the case.
The Register – not always the most balanced of commentators when it comes to eBay matters! – quotes the court documents:
“J K Rowling and her representatives are spreading misinformation about two stay orders. The distorted manner in which wide publicity is given in the media – print and electronic – has caused immense harassment and humiliation to eBay and also damaged its goodwill and reputation.”