1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Taking content from ebay ( copyright question)

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by kitjaii, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. kitjaii

    kitjaii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hey guys,

    I've wanted to clarify this:

    ebay user agreement says
    "you will not [...] copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the eBay sites, service or tools or eBay's copyrights and trademarks;"

    One example is: I am going to take description of specs from a camera on eBay and putting it onto my website.
    Has anyone ever taken content from ebay, any concerns if I were to do this?

    Thanks
     
  2. roger.turner19

    roger.turner19 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    53
    Occupation:
    Student, Small time eBay seller
    Location:
    USA
    I doubt that they will take action against you, even if they find it. At most they will probably send you an email requesting you to take down the information. If you do want to be on the safe side, you can just edit the description to avoid their copyright policy.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. kitjaii

    kitjaii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    7
    hi roger thanks for the feeback. will most likely have to do that to prevent any trouble.
     
  4. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    214

    They will actually remove the listing at first sign that you're copying another listing and THEN will send you a message to let you know.

    Just take a minute to rewrite the listing and avoid issues.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    984
    Guys pay attention the OP is going to be putting it on your personal website.
    I do not see any issue at all with this and you should not be seeing any Cease & Desist letters coming around.

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Location:
    USA
    How will they, or anybody else on this planet ever know? Unless it's the original content's writer who just happens to miraculously stop by your site and say "hey, I wrote that". But that's not going to happen. It's like using images you found online in your blog posts. Technically copyright infringement ... yes. Does anybody care.... no, not really.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  7. kitjaii

    kitjaii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    7
    Thanks guys for the great help and feed backs

    Now if I was to go a little further, lets say if I were to get specs from another 3rd party website and not ebay, for an example an actual review website such as gdgt(dot)com and grab specs to put it on my website. What are the chances of being held liable?
     
  8. laserblind

    laserblind Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    If you are only talking about the raw specs of a camera there shouldn't be a problem. Most sites just copy the manufacturers description and specs.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. kitjaii

    kitjaii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    7
    Thanks for the feedback, yes just raw specs from the products and nothing else.