We also don't allow the listing of items that enable or encourage people to make copies of copy-protected items.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are examples of products that enable duplication?
Ripping software and books on how to copy copy-protected DVDs are examples of items that enable the bypassing of copy protection, and as such aren't allowed on eBay.
What should I do if I see a listing that breaches this policy?
If you suspect a member has listed an item that enables people to make copies of copy-protected items, you should report it to us as soon as possible.
Read our full policy
Enabling duplication of copy-protected material policy overview
Sellers can't list any items that enable people to duplicate copy-protected materials like Blu-Ray, CDs, DVDs, video games, software, or any similar media format. Also, sellers can't encourage the use of items designed to bypass copy-protection measures.
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.
What are the guidelines?Not allowed
Some examples of things that aren't allowed:
- Hardware that lets people duplicate copy-protected video game cartridges
- Ripping software that lets people duplicate copy-protected Blu-Ray, CDs or DVDs
- Software or books that describe how to bypass copy-protection codes on Blu-Ray, CDs, DVDs or other media
- A book on how to copy a copy-protected DVD
Why does eBay have this policy?
We require our members to follow all laws and regulations. Since the duplication of copy-protected materials is against the law, regulated, or may cause harm to our members, sellers can't list items on eBay that encourage such duplication.