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Beware of access tax deals

In their latest story about uncertain prospects for renewal of the ban on Internet access taxes CNET includes my warning that a deal may be in the works to tie renewal of the access tax ban to passage of the so-called Simplified Sales Tax.

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that Ticketmaster is suing eBay and its  StubHub subsidiary in an effort to prevent StubHub from reselling tickets to exclusive Ticketmaster tours and events.

Information Week has a new warning about online scams that try to take advantage of big news events like this week’s shootings at Virginia Tech.