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Paypal "donate" button in software tool (Windows). Allowed or not?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tb303, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. tb303

    tb303 Senior Member

    Dec 18, 2011
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    As the title really. Ive searched and had a look at the paypal terms but cant work it out.
    Are you allowed to put a paypal donate button in a tool you put out there for free download?

    Google throws up some stories about paypal accounts being blocked as the website with the donate button wasn't a charity.
    But I cant find anything about putting it in some free software.

    It Just some IM tools ive made for myself and found useful. I thought I might stick them online somewhere but wondered about including a donate button. Nothing dodgy just ebay/azon scrapers & domain/page/backlink analysis stuff.

    Oh and I notice searching this that BHW used to have a "buy me some crack" button back in 2007. Anyone remember that? How'd that all work out then?