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Enabling infringement policy

Listings or items that encourage or enable copyright or trademark infringement are not allowed.

We don't allow sellers to use eBay to encourage or enable others to infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties.

What is the policy?

Hardware, software, items, or information that enables or encourages infringement are not allowed. Examples include:

  • Software or devices designed to circumvent copyright protections
  • Modchips designed to allow video game consoles to play pirated video games
  • Listing branded packaging and suggesting it be used to pass off counterfeit products as authentic
  • Satellite and TV descramblers, modchips, and other devices and software used to unlock, illegally load, or otherwise give free access to paid content are not allowed
  • Services or information about how to gain free access to paid content

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

 

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps our members to comply with government regulations and various laws that protect intellectual property rights.

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