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Copyright problem with Ebay sellers

How to enforce?



6:09 pm on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How do you enforce your copyrighted graphics and or product descriptions from theft by Ebay sellers in particular. Is Ebay responsive to a complaint?

What's the best course of action?


6:12 pm on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ive never found them to be overly responsive with anything else, namely description fabrications.

Although I guess errors in description are hard to tell unless you know what your looking at, whereas with Copyright should be relativly easy to prove either way.


12:26 am on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For one, don't bother warning the Ebay member, just send in a report to Ebay, send a separate complaint for each offense using the form Ebay provides for this and fax it in. I say don't bother warning from experience. Most are ridiculously unaware of copyright laws and it's a waste of your time to try to explain to the offending Ebay member.


3:01 am on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes they were responsive to two incidents that I am aware of.

In both cases the offending auctions were taken down and a warning letter was emailed to the copyright infringer.


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