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Unauthorised Copies

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.

Do not list unauthorised (such as pirated, duplicated, backup, bootleg, and so forth) copies of DVD's, software programs, video games, music albums, movies, television programs, or photographs on eBay.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing or Want It Now post cancellation

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits placed on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

The following are examples of items that may not be listed on eBay:

  • Pirated copies of video games

  • VHS or CD-R copies of television programs taped off of television

  • "Backup" or "archival" copies of software programs

  • Pirated copies of music or film in any format

  • "Bootleg" recordings of live music performances

  • "Home video" versions of a movie still in theaters

  • Software loaded onto a computer hard drive that is not being sold with the original media (disks, manuals, etc).

  • 3rd Party Mobile Phone software (including ringtones) is not permitted to be sold on the site

eBay urges sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of counterfeit items, unauthorised replicas and unauthorised copies is prohibited by law sellers may not list these items on eBay. This policy helps protect buyers from purchasing counterfeit or fraudulent items, helps protect intellectual property rights owners against infringement, and helps create a safer marketplace.

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