updated 11:35 am EST, Wed December 22, 2010
Product already blocked in new sales
Apple is taking a hard stance against Steve Jobs figurines being auctioned through eBay, one seller notes. The figures were briefly produced by a company called MIC Gadget until Apple pressure forced sales to end. Some of the few units to make it to buyers were put on eBay, with asking prices as high as $2,500.
One of the sellers informs that an auction of his was recently removed from eBay at Apple's request. Specifically, the person notes, he was told that the listing "violates a celebrity's right of publicity." He then started a new auction, but it has since already been halted.
Steve Jobs has sometimes taken a harsher attitude than most CEOs towards his depiction in the media. In 2005 the CEO had all Wiley books removed from Apple Stores after they published a single unauthorized biography, iCon. The executive is generally well-liked in the business press however, for instance having got a CEO of the Decade award from MarketWatch.