There is another thread in the Forum that suggests some of the changes. Active content would include that little Java Script you are using that prevents the COPY.
I'm watching PSU and a few other sites for announcements, including ebay's annoucement links. I do think they want to look like and be another Amazon for the "Retail" feel for buyers. I assume you are aware that they are also completely redesigning the listing page. I've actually seen an example of the page, during a recent bid (it showed once on a visit to the listing). Radical changes are going to make every Seller go through redos on their listings. That's why I suggested Hold on changing the Templates and use patches, as I have no clue where all this is going (including use of Auctiva).
I've said it before here in the Forum.....I don't need another Amazon, I need a new OLD EBAY. Oh....and I'm not on strike, I'm just taking a cautious break from the insanity. My book plans are shelved for the moment, unless one on Corporate self-destruction would have a good read in a year or two..