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Replicas, counterfeit items, and unauthorized copies policy

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

Policy overview

Items that bear a company's official brand name or logo can be listed as long as the products were lawfully made by, for, or with the consent of that company.

We don't allow replicas, counterfeit items, or unauthorised copies to be listed on eBay. Unauthorised copies may include things that are bootlegged, illegally duplicated, or pirated. These kinds of things may infringe on someone's copyright or trademark.

For examples of what you can and can't sell on eBay, see the guidelines below.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

Be sure to report listings that offer counterfeit items or replicas.

What are the guidelines?

Here are some examples of items that can and can't be listed on eBay (note that this isn't an exhaustive list):


  • Homemade movies to which you own the rights

  • Music you wrote, recorded, and to which you own the rights

  • Photos you took yourself and own the rights to (if you have the consent of the people in the photos)

  • Software you created and to which you own the rights

Not allowed

  • Backup or archival copies of software

  • Bootleg recordings from concerts or other live shows (see our bootleg recordings policy for more info)

  • Counterfeits, fakes, or replicas of brand name items (for example, a purse bearing the Chanel name or logo that wasn't made by Chanel or a cell phone or battery labeled as a Nokia® cell phone or battery that wasn't made by or for Nokia or with Nokia's consent)

  • Counterfeit electronics (like cell phones) or software

  • Counterfeit replacement parts or consumables that weren't made by the manufacturer that the items are labeled with.

  • Digital copy only discs or codes (originally sold as part of a Blu-ray or DVD combo package)

  • Digital media including but not limited to CDs, DVDs, VCDS, CD-ROMs, Blu-Ray, and/or Flash Drives that contains multiple images of celebrities or models

  • Fake autographs

  • Media (such as CDs, DVDs, flash drive or any other recordable media) containing scanned pages from a book, magazine, manual, or other copyrighted materials that you didn't create

  • Compilations of e-books or audio books on media (such as CDs, DVDs, flash drive or any other recordable media)

  • Unauthorized or pirated copies of things like:

    • Movies or videos

    • Audio books and e-books

    • Music CDs, MP3s, MP4s

    • Photos

    • Software

    • TV programs (including CDs or DVDs containing shows that were taped from television)

    • Video games


It's illegal to sell bootlegs, counterfeits, fakes, or unauthorised or pirated copies of any product. In order to comply with the law, we don't allow these items to be offered on eBay. This policy also helps protect buyers from getting counterfeit or unauthorised goods, and helps protect people from copyright or trademark infringement.

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