Ebay cracks down on Video sales

posted on 2000-10-22 21:02 EDT
Ebay has started restricting what film/video related material can be auctionned off on the popular online auction site.

The move is aimed at restricting auctions of bootlegged material, which could include a large ammount of the Anime which has been auctioned in the past such as Son May video CDs.

The following announcement is now shown to bidders:

Attention Bidders:

The following is provided as information to help you avoid selling a potentially infringing movie item. This information is provided for all listings in this category and in no way implies anything about the
listing you are currently submitting.

Sale of “Awards” videos, such as Academy Awards or Emmy “screeners,” is considered by movie studios to be an infringement.
eBay Policy: Sales of 70mm and 35mm film prints may not be listed on eBay, regardless of the legality of your particular item.
Sales of unauthorized copies of movies, whether on video, VCD, DVD or other media, probably is a copyright infringement.
Offering to sell infringing items may result in the ending of your listings and/or suspension from eBay.

For more details on how to protect yourself from selling potentially infringing music-related items, visit our Movies, Music and Photos and Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Items pages.

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