eBay, according to Yahoo News, was held liable for infringement of a number of copyright holders based in France. See the Story. This is a surprising result, especially given the large fine against the online retailer. With regards to vicarious liability, under US Copyright law I would imagine this result would be quite surprising, especially when eBay serves so many customers and has not built its business around selling or buying counterfeit products. eBay got its start advertising to individuals to sell their old junk, and they still are known as the online garage sale or flea market.