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eBay photos without permission
From: "Michael Mahan" <agavestar at covad.net> on 2007.07.02 at 02:47:40(15912)
If you see someone using a photo OR even an image of your
property without permission you can contact Ebay directly ,thou it may take
a few tries , they will take down the auction & the sellers will lose the
listing fee’s as they(Ebay) are legally responsible also &
would be a co-defendant in any legal proceedings . this is a new policy at Ebay
that was started a few months ago. As it was becoming a big problem with the
bromeliad people who run their huge database with photo’s of their plants
.. Ebay has also figured out that it is also a Money Maker for them as they
keep the sellers listing fee’s when an auction is taken down ,as they
used to let the item be relisted at No Cost after a seller removed the offending
photo’s …. Mike
From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2007.07.03 at 02:48:42(15930)
This happened to me last week. I sell Zantedeschia on a web site, and also on eBay. Someone took a photo from my website and was using it on eBay. I contacted the seller and also ebay. Ebay wants you to download a form called VERO, fill it out, and FAX it in. No online complaints, no email complaints. Only by FAX. Well, I don't have a fax and I'm sure many of ebay sellers don't either. Was it worth it to download the form, print it, fill it out, drive to town, pay $2.50 for the local pharmacy to fax it, and drive home? No, not to me. Luckily the seller responded to my request and changed the photo.
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