As a follow up to my post on eBay drop offs, eBay is fighting new government regulations and licensing requirements on people selling things though auctions. An interview with eBay’s Director of Government Regulations describes and how they are fighting federal, state and local Internet auctioneering regulations and taxes, like the one passed in Ohio. Ohio passed a law that says if you conduct auction online or over the phone, you need to buy a license from the government. eBay is set up an information site for their members on what’s being done to fight governent regulation on auctioneering. The government is eyeballing online auctions as a new revenue stream for government, so watch out!